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Emerson Joyner, Ballet Mistress

This smart woman brings her skills and knowledge to an already incredible team of instructors at MOVE! MOVE believes and emphasizes the importance to ballet training since it is essential to all styles of dance!

Emerson Joyner has 23 years of experience in classical ballet training. Emerson began her dance training at Litchfield Dance Arts Academy in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Emerson continued her classical ballet training at The Rock School for Dance Education and Orlando Ballet School as a teenager. She has completed the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and examinations and received distinction on all exams. Emerson is also trained in the Vaganova Technique style. Multiple times, she has competed at the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition, placing in the top twelve and qualifying for the New York City finals as a representative of the United States. Emerson performed professionally with Charleston City Ballet from 2013-2015 prior to continuing her higher education. Her performance experience includes most well-known classical ballets, as well as, guest artist works by George Staib, Contra Tiempo Dance Company, and Trisha Brown Dance Company. In 2017, Emerson’s Contemporary Ballet Choreography was presented and adjudicated at the Mid-Atlantic South Regional Conference of the American College Dance Association. She is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and specializes in injury prevention with athletes and dancers. She has taught Injury Prevention Classes to Coker College Athlete, as well as, in the local community.

Emerson is a graduate of Coker College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance.

Emerson is currently the Head Ballet Mistress for the MOVE Company Competition and Performance teams. She is very well versed in helping students reach their goals in technical capabilities. Emerson believes that good technique, strength and flexibility are incredibly important aspects of dance, and ballet is essential in improving those skills in all genres.