Emma Browse was the first to be selected for the Dancer Biography Blog because of her talent. As put by Mia Seshiki, Emma "...has demonstrated not only beauty and grace on stage and in the classroom, but also a simple, genuine modesty". Emma truly shines at everything she does! Not only does she excel in her Festival Dance Academy Advanced Ballet classes, but also she is an extremely smart and dedicated student. When she is not driving between her hometown of Palouse, Pullman High School, and Festival Dance's Moscow studios, she can be found dancing, playing piano, or studying for one of her multiple Advanced Placement courses.
Dance became one of Emma's passions when she started taking ballet at Festival Dance's former Pullman studio when she was nine-years-old. Emma prefers ballet because of its structure, but she's had some experience with Jazz and Hip/Hop at Dance Idaho and other summer dance intensive programs. Her ballet instructor, Mia, praises Emma, saying she "...has put forth much dedication, commitment, and love for the art of ballet, really delving into the analytical and performance aspect of dance." However, Emma's dance career has not been without its share of difficulties. She has overcome various injuries, especially when starting on Pointe, including tendentious, planter fastidious, and hundreds of blisters. Luckily, during times of challenge, Emma can always rely on her mom, Amy, to keep her motivated and Mia to help her improve her dancing. Emma's advice for young dancers would be to take criticism from your dance teacher and to "improve each day".
After only five minutes of talking with Emma, you will know that she has her eyes set on achieving very big goals. Her dream college is UC San Diego, but she is also interested in Pacific Lutheran located in Tacoma, Washington. Emma plans on studying medicine and eventually working in pediatrics or family medicine. During college, Emma will continue to take ballet classes and hopes to work as a ballet instructor for very young dancers.
In April, she will be participating in a college scholarship competition, Junior Miss. Area participants will compete in fitness, talent, interview questions, and self-expression. Emma will be performing a variation from the ballet "Don Quixote." Festival Dance would like to wish her all the luck in the Junior Miss competition!