Emily Hartman

Emily is a 2008 graduate of Kent State University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and is currently an elementary school teacher for Howland. During her first three years at Kent State, Emily was a member of the University’s Danceline. She is also a 2004 honors graduate of Howland High School where she was a four-year majorette.

Emily began dancing at the age of four and competing at the age of nine. She has had extensive training in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, tumbling, and baton. Emily was a dance champion on both the regional and national levels and a senior member of KDA’s 2004 National Championship Competition Team. She competed in the solo, duet/trio, small group, large group, and production divisions receiving countless Platinum, 1st Overall, and Special Awards. In her final year as a competition soloist, Emily won many regional dance titles and most impressively was named Miss Dance America K.A.R. 2004. She was also awarded a scholarship to the Shock Dance Convention and selected to be a K.A.R. Kid and a member of Sophisticated Productions National Performance Team.

We are very fortunate to have Emily share her dance knowledge and experience with our competitive dancers. This, combined with her love of working with children, makes Emily a perfect fit for our KDA dance family. She does a wonderful job helping to train our competitive dancers in the solo, duet/trio, small group, large group, and production divisions. Emily is a truly gifted teacher that we are very lucky to have as a part of our dance family. We congratulate her on her recent wedding and look forward to spending many more years together!