Emily Benson

Emily grew up in Danvers, MA and has been dancing since the age of three. She was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, hip hop and pointe at Dance Etc. and later at North Shore Dance Academy. Emily danced competitively throughout high school and went on to attend UMass Amherst, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Women's Studies and Education. There, she was a member of the UMass Dance Company where she choreographed various jazz and contemporary pieces. Currently, Emily works in Neurology Research at Massachusetts General Hospital and enjoys dog-watching, getting outdoors and most importantly, dancing! Emily joined the company in Season 11 and is thrilled to be choreographing for the second time!