Instructors & Staff

Emily Ancona
Ballet Instructor

Emily Ancona began her dance training as a young girl at Budzynski Studios of Ballet in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. There she studied ballet and had the opportunity to join the Dance Theater of Pennsylvania to perform in classic story ballets including, "The Nutcracker", "Sleeping Beauty", "Cinderella", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and others. She participated in summer programs and classes at The Rock School for Dance Education and Princeton Ballet School.

After graduating from high school Emily went on to study dance and English at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She began choreographing during her college years and was selected to present her choreography at Dance New Amsterdam in NYC as well as the American College Dance Festival in 2013. In 2012, Emily spent a semester studying dance abroad at the conservatory Academia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy where she trained, lived, and performed in cities such as Venice and Perugia.

After graduating college with a BA in Dance and English, Emily went on to complete her Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification and Level 1 Veteran's Yoga Project training. She is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys sharing the joy of yoga and dance with people of all ages and ability. Emily moved to Oahu in January, and is enjoying exploring this beautiful island home!

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