Emily Kennard

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Emily Kennard grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where she began her dance education with Joyce Dalton. In high school, Emily was a part of the Centerville Dance Company under the direction of Tenille Redmond. Continuing her dance education in college, she received a BA in Dance with a minor in Film from the Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. While at Slippery Rock, Emily was fortunate enough to perform works by Doug Varone, Kristin Hapke, Tara Madsen Robbins, Teena Marie Custer, and Jennifer Keller. Also during her time there, Emily was the Assistant Director of Rock Dance Company, the Vice President of Sigma Rho Delta, and the Co-Director of Dance Express. Working to infuse dance and film technology, Emily choreographed and produced Arthouse 13in May 2013. The show included 7 original works in a cinema format. Upon graduation, Emily moved to New York City where she performed with Touch Theory Dance Company, under the direction of Jen Montoya. In 2014, Emily was a part of the Forza Malizia Dance Company, under the direction of Maria Malizia. With Forza, she was able to perform works in the styles of tap, contemporary, and West African. Emily recently moved to Rhode Island where she is currently teaching Zumba!


The Talent Factory Reviews

Hi Dana,

I just wanted to tell you what a great experience I had observing this week!! 

Backing up a bit, when we were carefully selecting which studio we were moving to, Taylor participated in a camp week last summer (2012).   Even though you were in a temporary studio, the atmosphere was exactly what I hoped it would be.  Everyone was so friendly and truly passionate about dance. It was fun and serious at the same time. We were hooked. 


Last year she grew so much as a dancer thanks to the dedication of you and your staff. I felt like she was so far behind other dancers of her age when she started. Although she still has so much to learn, I am amazed at how far she has come. Not only has her skill improved but her love of dance is immeasurable. I can't thank you all enough, especially Miss Keryn, who has totally transformed my little girl. 


So, to my point, this is my first time ever observing classes. I can't tell you how much this week affirmed my choice to become a part of TFDC. The classes were very professional, organized and effective.  But what I knew in my heart, I finally saw with my own eyes. Every teacher was so passionate and really cares about every student.  Their energy and enthusiasm was so intense that I wanted to dance!! Lol. Miss Tara, Miss Keryn, Miss Kayla & yourself are truly special people. 

I'm so glad I finally took the time to sit in on classes and was able to feel the pure joy that she does for dance. What an amazing program and we are thrilled to be a part of it all. Thank you for all you do. 

Thank YOU. The hard work, talent and caring you and your staff put into everything you do is apparent and appreciated. Looking forward to next year's show! -June
Dana: Thank you for doing such a great job. You are really very gifted at your art. You push the kids to reach their best during the year and then are so supportive during the recital. You are complete grace under pressure. Enjoy some relaxation -Amy
THANK YOU for all your hard work in putting together yet ANOTHER fab recital. It's really so amazing to watch it all come together so "professionally"! -Cathy
The show was extremely professional and ran so smoothly it was amazing. I credit you and thank you for providing a wonderful experience for our family.
Thank you for all that you and your staff do! Talent factory is such a great place for to grow up and we feel so lucky. Thank you for all you offer our daughters.