Emily Underwood, Founder & Director of EAU Dance has been dancing all her life and has been actively teaching ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and modern for fifteen years. She moved to East Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2008 from Minnesota where she studied and performed with the Minnesota Ballet, St. Olaf College, University of Minnesota-Duluth, The Northwestern Ontario Dance Centre, Sterling Dance, Ressl Dance, and Christopher Watson Dance Company. Her choreography work and teaching experience encompasses working with students of all ages and abilities at the School of the Minnesota Ballet, Grand Marais Playhouse, Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities, Visser Family YMCA, Moving Company, balletmore, Sterling Dance, and CARE Conservatory of Ballet. Emily was awarded the merit-based dance scholarship from St. Olaf College in 2003 and holds a B.A. in Advertising & Public Relations from The College of St. Scholastica. She has pursued her passion for movement at Pilates in East and AIR Aerial Fitness and studied Balanced Body Pilates mat training with Master Teacher Ahme Bovee (2015) and has received her certification in Aerial Yoga & Fitness (2018). She and her husband welcomed a baby girl (a future dancer) into the world April 2017. Emily teaches Parent/Child, Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz and Tap at EAU Dance.