Emily Reid was born and raised in Abbotsford, B.C. She is a well-rounded dancer and teacher with a passion for movement. She began taking classes at a young age, and quickly realized that she wanted to share this passion with others in the community.
Emily has a unique style of teaching that focuses on the different elements of dance. She believes that dancers need to learn the basic foundation of movement, and can build their technique from there. Emily’s classes are open to a lot of creative movement, which promotes creative expression and a deeper understanding of the art of dance. By the end of the dance season, Emily’s students are able to identify and demonstrate the basis of movement itself, which allows for a stronger foundation to build technique and performance off of.
Emily has trained in all styles including: jazz, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, jazz funk, musical theatre, hip-hop, tap, and even salsa. For two years, Emily trained intensively with The Dance Initiative (formerly Scholarship Dance Vancouver), which provided her with the opportunity to train with the top choreographers in Vancouver and all of Canada.
Recently, Emily also trained to teach her other passion, Pilates. She is now STOTT Pilates trained and is excited about this new movement adventure. Emily’s plan is to educate dancers about their bodies and how to use their musculature and strength properly through Pilates. She believes these two forms of Pilates and Dance, make a beautiful fusion; together creating more powerful dancers.
Emily currently teaches all over the Lower Mainland and Vancouver area. In her free time, she keeps herself busy by preparing for upcoming shows in the community. Past performing experiences include: “Queen of Hearts” by the Vertical Theatre, “Lovers of Queen” by the Lovers Cabaret, “Queen B” by Army of Sass Vancouver, “The Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards” by GrooveForce Productions, and many more!
Emily feels that her experiences not only benefit her, but also her students at Danceworx. She is excited to continue to inspire others in the dance community.