Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in 1997 with a degree in Dance Education. Emily was a founding member of the Xela Dance Company in New York City. Emily has worked with Pilobolus Creative Services and for the Pilobolus Institute since 1999. She also tours the show, Storeography, with Adam Battelstein and friends with Young Audiences of Atlanta. In 2003, Emily and her partner Matt created PickleShoes Dance Theater.