Sharon A. Steen
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Emily began Irish dancing at the age of nine with Christine O’Riada and the O’Riada Academy of Irish Dance. Christine’s background in Irish dance, ballet, and stage performance has been passed on and truly shines in Emily’s innovative approach to the art form. Known for combining Irish dance with elements of musical theater, unique themes, and current top songs while encouraging an understanding of the history of the movements and dances; Emily is a teacher focused on the love of Irish dance as well as the culture!
In addition to over 15 years of teaching experience, Emily had a successful competitive career in Irish dance having qualified for and placed at such elite competitions as the Mid-America Regional Championships (top 3 placement), North American Championships (top 20 placement), British Nationals (top 5 solo medalist), and the World Championships (top 30 placement).
Emily is looking forward to teaching Irish Dance classes at In The Light and being a part of this incredible community!