Hi. I'm Emily. I was born and raised in Portland, OR, went to college in St. Louis, MO, moved to New York to perform, got a job teaching acting in France, got married to a filmmaker and now live in Dublin. Not a bad gig, eh?
I have always wanted to make my mark in this world through art. I wasn't blessed with the skills to be an architect or mechanic, a doctor or pilot, but thankfully I was born with the bug of music and theater. I come from a large family of talent, went to schools where my educators were fiercely driven and kind and have traveled to places that have shaped my life in more ways than one. I believe that art will teach, invoke, inspire and make change, and all I'm trying to do is be a part of the fun.
Byron Grant, my college professor, friend and very wise man once told me, "Emily, why be nervous? There are people out there that can do things that you won't ever be able to do. But you've got something those folks will never touch. So why not just go out there and be YOU." In all my work, my teaching and living, that's what I hope to pass on...cheer on those around you, and know that you are enough. Thanks, Byron.
Enjoy the site! And give me a shout, let's work together!