Emily Schwartz was born and raised on a farm just outside of Quincy, IL. As an always ornery and frequently curious middle child, she grew up unafraid of most things and loved the spotlight. She started dance at the age of three at Cheryl Kaiser School of Dance and never stopped. Schwartz earned her BFA from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in May 2020. She was also lucky enough to study dance in Paris through the University of South Florida under the direction of Michael Foley and Colleen Thomas during the summer of 2019. Still ornery and curious, Schwartz has moved to Brooklyn in pursuit of a career in the arts. 

emily@gibneydance.org