CMC Dance Company

6092 Route 31, Cicero, NY 13039 • 315-699-2355

Open House today, May 25th from 6-8pm!

Danita Emma, Ballet Instructor


Ms. Emma has more than 30 years of experience as a dance teacher, coach, choreographer, adjudicator, and administrator. A master teacher in great demand, Ms. Emma was most recently invited to be a guest teacher for the company and school of the National Ballet of Bulgaria. Her teaching, which was shaped and inspired by her lifelong relationship with her mentor, the world-renowned Madame Darvash, has been compared to that of the legendary Russian masters. Ms. Emma's approach to technique is both demanding and articulate, combining the best of ballet tradition with a deep understanding of the body. Her students have gone on to perform with companies such as Atlanta Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, and Orlando Ballet. After training at the Pennsylvania Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Boston Conservatory of Music, Ms. Emma earned a B.F.A. in dance from Brenau University. She has taught at the New Dance Group in New York City, Garden State Ballet Company, and Atlanta Ballet, and in studios, performing arts high schools, colleges, and regional companies throughout the Eastern Seaboard. For the past ten years she has taught at both the Southeast and Northeast Conferences of Universities and Colleges in Dance. She served as audition teacher and adjudicator for the Oakland Ballet. Throughout her career she has taught all levels of ballet technique, pointe, partnering, variations, performance, composition, dance history, world dances, and reconstruction work in studio, professional, and university settings.  Ms. Emma has been a part of the CMC Dance Faculty for the past 7 years sharing her talents with all our students.