Emily Chapo began her classical ballet training in Florida and Georgia. After studying at international summer programs including American Ballet Theatre, Nutmeg Conservatory and the Goh Ballet Academy, Emily attended The Florida State University as a B.F.A Candidate in Dance prior to graduating as a scholarship recipient with The Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, Canada under the direction of Choo Chiat and Lin Yee Goh.
While at the Goh, Emily performed numerous classical, contemporary and traditional Chinese works internationally throughout Canada and China, including Napoli, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Jardin Animée staged by Anna Marie Holmes, Konservatoriet, The Nutcracker, Souvenir de Florence and the world premier of Toru Shimazaki’s Rise, among others. Upon graduation, Ms. Chapo joined Lamondance Contemporary Company in North Vancouver. Under the direction of Lara Barclay and Monica Proencia, Emily toured throughout British Columbia performing original contemporary works and was invited to perform for the International Seminar of Dance in Brasilia, Brazil.
Relocating to New York City, she was an instructor for a sister school of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has privately coached and choreographed dancers for such international ballet competitions as Youth American Grand Prix and American Dance Competition. Ms. Chapo is also a graduate of the Florida State University with a B.S. in exercise science, and teaches biology in Jacksonville, Florida.
Emily Chapo is currently not instructing any classes.