Teaching Artist/Dance

Emily Spranger’s love for dance began at the age of 3, with Classical Ballet in Barrington, Illinois. She continued to explore movement forms such as; Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Pointe and many other genres. She has worked with many amazing teachers and choreographers from around the world. Emily completed a Bachelor of Business Management with a minor in Dance from Western Illinois University in 2007. Emily completed a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Arizona State University in 2011. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from her graduate degree. During her graduate experience she taught Jazz and Ballet to undergraduate students at ASU. She was awarded Special Talent Awards at ASU in 2010 and 2011. Her thesis work was about how the arts can bring awareness to the public about sustainability issues. The work, “Sustainable Place” was nominated to be performed at the American College Dance Festival at California State University. She has worked with countless professionals in the field of dance and takes away knowledge and growth from each of those experiences. Emily taught as an adjunct dance professor at Glendale Community College. At GCC she taught, Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Modern, and Dance Performance. While she was faculty at GCC she was awarded, Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award in 2016. Her choreography was also selected to be performed at the Beta Dance Festival in Phoenix, Arizona. Her most recent position before moving back to the midwest was as the Dance Director for the North Valley Arts Academy, a program offered to 5th-12th grade students in Phoenix, Arizona. During her experience with NVAA she was recognized by the United Parent Council as an outstanding teacher in the Paradise Valley School District. As Dance Director, she doubled the program and helped develop an internship component for the seniors in the program. She is passionate about dance education and is thrilled to come on board to the Paramount School for the Arts!