Dancer, educator, choreographer, wife and mother, Emily Gray has created and directed multiple preschool and elementary school dance programs throughout Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, earned her B.S. from the University of North Florida and and is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography at Jacksonville University. Emily is certified in Level 1 and 2 cheerleading through the United States All Star Federation. Additionally, Emily Gray has studied with the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum program and is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
Throughout her years of training, Emily studied with Laurie Picinich-Byrd at The Florida Ballet, Dr. Phyllis Penney, Rhonda Stampalia, Jeanne Glogowski, Debra Webb, Mark Spivak, Sabrina Hollingsworth, and Linda Jenkins. She has performed professionally for JamCo and Soundstage tap and clogging companies in Gainesville, Florida followed by the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.
Emily was the founder and director of the Jacksonville Country Day School Dance Department for 11 years, and has spent many years choreographing and teaching for The Bolles School, Infinity Allstars Cheerleading, Gymnastics and Dance, Professional Cheerleaders Alumni, Camp Spotlight, the Jacksonville Children's Chorus and the University of North Florida. Since 2010, Emily's competitive dance teams have consistently won national titles, and she is excited to bring dance into even more schools through the creation of Campus Dance Academy.
As a teacher, Emily always strives to encourage her young students to follow their dreams and work hard, both in and out of the studio.
"The Noblest Art Is That Of Making Others Happy." - P.T. Barnum