EMILY ODOM is a Hartsville native. She began dancing at age 3 and later began dancing competitively. She received her jazz technique training growing up from MOVE's very own, Alton Adams. Throughout her time dancing competitively, her team won high awards at numerous competitions, and she attended dance conventions and master classes at every opportunity, in order to grow as a dancer in all styles. She attended JUMP, The Pulse, and ASH and has taken classes at Broadway Dance Center in NY. Throughout these experiences, she has taken classes from award-winning choreographers, such as Travis Wall, Mia Michaels, Sonya Tayeh, Tyce Diorio, Wade Robson, and more. She continued dancing in college, as a Dance minor and member of the Carolina Girls Dance Team. During her time as a Dance minor at USC, she trained under Dale Lam, Thaddeus Davis, Tanya Wideman, and others, taking classes for Ballet Technique, Jazz Dance Technique, Dance Improvisation and Composition, and Choreography. She auditioned for a USC Dance Company performance and had the opportunity to perform in the Spring Choreography Showcase at the Koger Center for the Arts in 2016. As a member of the competitive Carolina Girls Dance Team, she danced and cheered on the sidelines of numerous USC football and basketball games. Her team also competed in jazz and hip hop, scoring 3rd in the nation for jazz and 5th in the nation for hip hop at the NDA Collegiate Nationals competition in Daytona Beach this past spring. She has recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Elementary Education and a Dance minor. She will be teaching 4th grade in Hartsville for the upcoming year and is thrilled to join the MOVE family and continue her passion for teaching dance, as well!