E M M A M O R R I S
Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz
Miss Emma is a recent graduate of Point Park University, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a jazz concentration in Spring of 2021. During her time at Point Park University, Emma was selected to perform in the works of Martha Nichols, Mark Burrell, Crystal Frazier, Lucinda Childs, and many other choreographers as a part of the Conservatory Dance Company. Emma was also featured as a soloist in the documentary “The Mask and the Armor” directed by Mark Burrell. Emma was the president of the Impulse club at Point Park, where she was able to teach and share her love of hip-hop with other students. In the fall of 2019, Emma premiered her first full length work “Within a Fragile Existence” in Point Park University's Student Choreography Project. Before deciding to continue her education at Point Park, Emma was a former student at Oxford Center for Dance for 16 years, where she found her true love and passion for dance. Most recently, Emma has worked as an assistant for Kiki Lucas at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, performed as a soloist in the virtual show Isol-Art Vol.2 curated by Teddy Tedholm and Sarah Richman, and has been selected to attend the workshops Chapters, The Main Event, and The Body: A Memory Map where she has been recognized by world-renowned choreographers Brian Friedman, Talia Favia, Tessandra Chavez, and Hayden J. Frederick. Emma has also had the privilege of assisting choreographers Hayden J. Frederick and Cat Cogliandro at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Millenium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, California, and Evolve Dance Complex in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Emma is working to perform professionally in the commercial dance industry, along with continuing to explore her own choreography and artistic voice. Emma hopes to inspire younger generations of dancers to utilize dance as a tool of self love and discovery, and to create a dance world full of authentic connections, diversity, and inclusivity.