Emily holds a teacher certification through the prestigious Pilates Center in Boulder, CO, becoming a fourth generation instructor following the Romana Kryzanowska teaching method. Emily started taking the art of Pilates seriously in college, where she realized the method was not only a way for her to stay in shape, but also a way to perfect her posture, strengthen her core, and create an overall mind/body transformation. While in college, she attained a Power Pilates Mat certification in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Pilates Center of Pittsburgh. Emily has received continuing education and additional training from Master Instructors Deborah Kolwey, Rachel Taylor Segel, Amy Alpers, and Cara Reeser.
She received a double B.A. in Dance Performance and Business Management from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2010. She became a member of AROVA Contemporary Ballet in Birmingham, Alabama in 2011, where she has danced and performed aerial for 5 years.