Emily has practiced Pilates for over 15 years. Having trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London (3 year BA program), Emily honed her skills as an actor, singer, and dancer. Her training integrated elements of Alexander Technique, Laban Theory, dance, contortion work, and stage combat. Now, working as a professional stage/TV/film actor, Emily uses Pilates in her daily life to find balance and connection. She received her mat training from Jennifer Golden Zumann at Pilates Chicago. She came to Gramercy Pilates to further her knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics of the body, and to integrate classical Pilates theories with modern teaching techniques. She hopes to instruct both performers and non-performers alike in the hopes of sharing the lifelong benefits of Pilates. She believes, as Joseph Pilates once said, "Everyone is the architect of their own happiness."