Emily Benson

Dancing has been Emily's passion since the age of three. She grew up in Danvers, MA and trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop at Dance Etc. and later, at North Shore Dance Academy. Emily attended college at UMass Amherst and studied psychology. There, she joined the UMass Dance Company, where she choreographed jazz and contemporary pieces and performed in many on-campus events and showcases. Emily presently works in neurology research at Massachusetts General Hospital and enjoys eating ice cream, dog-watching and doing anything outdoors. Season 13 is Emily's third season with DanceWorks and her first as a choreographer!