Entertaining has always been a big part of Emma’s life. She grew up in Seattle and began performing in community theater the age of six with performances at Seattle Public Theatre and Seattle Musical Theatre among others. Her musical theater training includes four summers at 5th Avenue Theatre.
She began her ballet training at age 3 and has studied at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Cornish College of the Arts and Spectrum Dance Theatre School (The Academy - pre-professional program) with summers at American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet School.
In addition to playing the fun-loving Melanie on ABC Family's Bunheads, Emma will soon be seen in Nobody Walks alongside Rosemarie Dewitt, John Krasinski, and Olivia Thirlby, which recently premiered at Sundance. Emma's other credits include LA Film Festival favorite Dear Lemon Lima opposite Melissa Leo, the independent dramedy True Adolescents starring Mark Duplass and Melissa Leo, along with a lead role in Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan's NBC pilot METRO alongside Noah Emmerich and Jimmy Smits.
In addition to acting, Emma enjoys playing the viola, roller derby, and building robots.