Emma is an award-winning singer, dancer and actress who has been performing on various stages since the age of four. She is dedicated to a continuing development of these God-given talents.
Emma has originated roles in the Broadway productions of the four-time Tony Award winner Matilda the Musical, the Tony-Award nominated Violet featuring Sutton Foster, and the Staged Reading/Broadway Workshop production of Chasing Rainbows: The Trip to Oz, a new musical which tells the story of the early life of the late, great Judy Garland from her years as a child vaudeville performer to her iconic role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Emma can also be seen as a Dancer in Paramount Pictures recent release of Annie starring Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz.
Prior to this, she was one of seven finalists selected from over 5,000 girls who auditioned nationwide for the role of Annie in the Broadway revival of this classic musical which played at Broadway’s Palace Theater from 2012-2013. In building up to her Broadway debut, Emma appeared in over 35 separate stage productions in her native Southern California (yes, there is live theater in LA!!!) with such companies as Glendale Centre Theatre, MET2, E.S.C.A.P.E. Theater, Santa Clarita Regional Theater, Conejo Players Theater, Canyon Theater Guild and High Street Arts Center. Her favorite roles include ‘Annie’ in Annie at Glendale Centre Theater, MET2 and E.S.C.A.P.E. Theater; ‘Oliver’ in Oliver! at MET2 and Red Carpet Theater; ‘JoJo’ in Seussical the Musical at High Street Arts Center and ‘Violet Beauregard’ in Willy Wonka at Canyon Theater Guild. Her performance as ‘Oliver’ in MET2’s production of Oliver! was recognized by the National Youth Arts Awards as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. The members of Canyon Theater Guild recognized her performance in Willy Wonka by awarding her a ‘Goldie’ (their version of a Tony) award as Best Youth Actress – Supporting Role.
Emma loves to dance and was taking 18 hours per week of group and private dance instruction before Broadway called. Her forays into competitive dance have garnered her numerous high-point awards including Top Junior Dancer-Overall, Top Junior Dancer-Jazz Category and Top Junior Dancer–Lyrical Category at the Showstopper Dance Competition. She has worked with such noted choreographers as Wildabeast, Jeffery Page, Peter Darling, Andy Blankenbuehler, Parker Esse, Sonya Tayeh, Lajon Dantzler and Matt Williams
She is a student at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and has attended New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). She is a proud alumna of the prestigious Broadway Artists Alliance program in New York City.
On the set of the new film ANNIE as Tessie's dance double