Emily Viator is a Master Dance Teacher, with over 20,000 classroom hours taught since becoming an instructor 21 years ago. She has extensively invested herself in world-class training in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap Dancing. She annually attends multiple master classes & conventions around the U.S. to keep herself and her dancers healthy, and current on the latest trends in choreography and human movement!
Miss Emily is the recipient of countless awards for her choreography at major dance events around the country, including the coveted "Choreography Award" at the 2012 Tulsa Prime Time Competition for her piece "Forgive But Don't Forget."
She is yearly certified in the teacher's course at Company Dance and has choreographed for Ozark Film & Video. She's also danced on the hit show, "What's Up Que Pasa," on the Children's Television Show. Several of her pieces have been featured in the Dance Coalition's Annual Spring Concert at the Walton Arts Center. She's been a member choreographer for the Dance Coalition, having served on their board for three incredible years, an invaluable experience which she says made her "an overall smarter and more complete leader & developer of young minds."
She continues to help bring in & coordinate many workshops, master classes & master teachers in the NWArkansas area. She was sought out by the Harrison Lyric to choreograph timeless musicals, such as "Annie" and "Wizard of Oz," to name a few. She's worked alongside the world-renowned Houston Ballet for two years at their Summer Dance Intensive, coordinating auditions and rehearsals for the prestigious Moscow Ballet's United States tour of the "Nutcracker" - a once in a lifetime experience!
Emily is the founder of the Fayetteville Montessori Movement and Tap program, going strong since 2004. Her personal studies in anatomy and physiology have assisted her in training healthy dancers with healthy minds.
She's been a dance & movement instructor since 1997 - and Artistic Director of Elite Dance Studios in Berryville and Fayetteville since 1999.