Emily Yewell Volin

Emily Yewell Volin

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MFA in Theatre Arts with a dance emphasis from the University of Arizona.  BS in Education from Loyola University Chicago.   
Emily currently resides in Atlanta where she is an Instructor in Dance in the Agnes Scott College Dance Studies Program and a Teaching Artist for Young Audiences Woodruff Arts Center. Emily’s Spring 2011 projects also included the creation of a choreographic work for the Brenau University Dance Department as well as participation in the Kennedy Center’s Artists as Educator’s Seminar, Laying a Foundation:  Defining Arts Integration and the eight-hour Artists as Educators Seminar, Anatomy of a Lesson:  Planning Instruction developed by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Her commissioned K-6 dance assembly program entitled The Everyday Life of Dance was created in collaboration with Young Audiences Woodruff Arts Center with grant funding from MetLife and was added to the YAWAC roster in 2010.  In conjunction with this assembly program, and through YAWAC, Emily is currently delivering to Atlanta Public and Fulton County school children multiple dance residencies developed around standards of exploring movement and language arts. Yewell Volin is scheduled as a guest faculty member at the Cangelosi Dance Project’s Summer 2011 Intensive in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is Board Vice President of D’AIR Project, and a Board member of the Jazz Dance World Congress.

Emily served as a faculty member of the USA International Ballet Competitionduring June 2010.  She was a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Nevada Las Vegas for 3 years and has worked in adjunct dance positions at Emory University, Brenau University, The University of Georgia and the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School.  Yewell Volin spent 3 years teaching at Kennesaw State University; one as an Interim Assistant Professor of Dance and two additional years serving as an adjunct in the program.  She was a faculty member at the Giordano Dance Center where she often returns to teach classes and at the Lou Conte Dance Studio; both in Chicago. Emily performed in Chicago with the Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and River North Dance Company. She went on to become a company member of Sam Watson’s,  Wats on Dance!, The University of Arizona Dance Ensemble, and Jazz Dance Theatre South and performed throughout the US.  Emily was a faculty member for the International Dance Exchange And Scholarship program (IDEAS).  Her choreography has been selected to compete in the Jazz Dance World Congress Leo’s Competitive Event on three occasions and has been featured at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the Gainesville Ballet, the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre, and Kennesaw State University as well as in other venues.  Emily has also choreographed and performed for national trade and industrial shows.

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