Emily Hart-Lopez is a NYC-based professional performing artist/entertainer/dancer/actor/fitness instructor from Charleston, SC. She currently teaches and freelances in dance, dance film, television, and music videos while performing with Gotham Dance Theater, the interactive, immersive circus company Cirque du Nuit, along with dance fusion company, Reaction Dance Company NYC. Emily is a 2016 graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), holding a B.F.A in Dance under the direction of Dean Susan Jaffe. Emily has had the privilege of performing repertoire from choreographers such as Bill T. Jones, José Limón, Lucinda Childs, Larry Keigwin, Helen Simoneau, Daniel Gwirtzman, Marc Andrew Nuñez, Hollye Bynum, Lily McAteer, Jim Cooney, Wes Veldink, Emily Greenwell, Casey Noblett, Juliette Nieves, Emma Elliot, Robert Lindgren, Ming-Lung Yang, Brenda Daniels, and Ranko Bogosavac. Emily has performed at the Secret Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Center, Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, and Symphony Space. Other training includes: The American Dance Festival, Broadway Dance Center Summer Professional Semester, the Movement Laboratory Taipei in Taiwan, and the 20th Annual Kyoto International Dance Workshop Festival. In addition to performing, Emily is a fitness instructor for the 22nd St Synergy Fitness and Shape Up NYC as well as a TA & dance instructor for after school programs in Manhattan and The School at STEPS. Emily is eager to join the board and connect to other professionals in the performing arts, education, and fitness industries.