Emma Cory, age 20, has trained extensively in classical ballet and contemporary dance across the state of North Carolina. She studied at the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville and the Academy at Terpsicorps in Asheville before moving to Cary, NC to train with the International Ballet Academy. While there she participated in the 2016 Youth America Grand prix where she received 3rd place in the Senior Contemporary Division. In 2017 and 2018 she competed in the American Dance Competition/Youth International Ballet Competition where she placed in the Top 25 of the Senior Female Contemporary Division. She has spent two summers as an apprentice for Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, and has studied at renowned summer programs including Steps on Broadway, Chautauqua, Hubbard Street Dance, and the Northwest Dance Project.