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Emily Anderson



Emily Paige Anderson was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.  She started dancing when she was 4 years old.  She found her love for the stage at an early age, from dance recitals and school theater productions to performing as Clara in The Nutcracker
 
She graduated from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. dance program in May 2015, where she double majored in Communication and Media Studies.  Her live credits include the principal role of ‘Terpsichore’ in the ballet ISADORA starring Natalia Osipova, with performances at the Segerstrom Center of the Arts (in Orange County) and the Stanislavsky Theatre (in Moscow) in 2018.  She also performed for the company Momix under the direction of Moses Pendleton in 2017.  Emily has performed works by acclaimed choreographers including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Twyla Tharp, Alvin Ailey, William Forsythe, Peter Chu, Jessica Lang, Rich + Tone Talauega, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Jermaine Browne, Lisa Eaton, Luam and Jemel McWilliams, Olivier Casamayou, Ellenore Scott, Elena Vazintaris, Rena Butler, and Norbert De La Cruz III.  She is also represented in NYC for commercial print, lifestyle, and fitness modeling.  Her commercial work includes campaigns for Uniqlo, Samsung, Moncler NYFW 2016, Sam Edelman, Marc Fisher, M.A.C Cosmetics, and Burger King. 
 
Emily has studied ballet, pointe, modern (Horton/Graham), contemporary, floorwork, improvisation/freestyle, jazz, hip hop, character dancing, and Latin ballroom.  She has trained under dance institutions such as Joffrey Ballet Chicago, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey, Mark Morris Dance Group, Texas Ballet Theater, Cedar Lake, Springboard Danse Montréal and Movement Invention Project led by Alexandra Wells.  Some of her dance work on film includes The Post directed by Steven Spielberg and Red Oaks an Amazon Original, as well as music videos through Atlantic Records. She has worked on several television projects, including Vinyl, directed by Martin Scorsese. 
 
One of her favorite quotes is, “If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it.” – Isadora Duncan.

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