Emily Haussler is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher based in St. Louis, MO. She holds a B.A. in Dance from Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied ballet, modern, improvisation and acting under Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Christine O’Neal, David Marchant, Cecil Slaughter, Mary Jean Cowell, and Andrea Urice. She has furthermore trained at De la Dance Company, Orlando Ballet, Nashville Ballet, University of Roehampton, and the American Dance Festival. Emily has danced professionally for Common Thread Contemporary Ballet (2017), and as a Trainee for Nashville Ballet (2018-19). She is currently working as a Trainee for The Big Muddy Dance Company (2019-20). As a choreographer, Emily’s works have been selected for Washington University Student Dance Showcase (2015, 2017), Washington University Young Choreographer’s Showcase (2016), and Washington University Dance Collective (2018). Furthermore, in April 2019, Emily professionally staged a full-length, independent concert in Nashville, TN entitled fine lines between. The performance, which was self-produced, directed, and choreographed in collaboration with local emerging artists, sparked her desire to continue building healthy dance communities. Now as Artistic Director of RESILIENCE Dance Company, Emily is committed to investing in the St. Louis dance community, empowering local artists, and creating insightful works inside of healthy dance spaces.