Emily attended the Rebecca Davies School of Dance in York until she began her vocational training at the Northern Ballet School in Manchester where she studied on the Jazz and Musical Theatre focus course graduating in 2008. During her time there she was year representative and dance captain in the Jazzgalore company productions. She also studied for her teaching qualifications with the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dance.
After graduation Emily worked for Costa Crociere In-House Productions where she was selected to be in the inaugural cast for two of their new vessels. She spent two years with Moore Entertainment before returning to life at sea with Princess Cruises, premiering some of their brand-new productions including Bravo choreographed by Danny Teeson and Wendy Johnson, and works by Karen Bruce to name a few.
Emily graduated with a first class BA (hons) in Professional Practice of Dance at Middlesex University in 2013, specifically looking into safe dance practice and injury prevention.