Emily Zatursky Keifer
Emily Zatursky Keifer was raised in Killingworth, Connecticut where she received her early dance training with Starship Dance Theatre, Eastern Connecticut Ballet and New Haven Ballet. After graduating high school in 2007, Emily attended The Hartt School at the University of Hartford where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Pedagogy. Emily has spent summers dancing with American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet School and Alonzo King Lines Ballet School. Emily danced with Full Force Dance Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut during their 2010-2011 season. She most recently danced professionally with Eisenhower Dance, a nationally and internationally touring contemporary dance company based in Michigan, for five seasons from 2011-2016. While performing with Eisenhower Dance, Emily had the pleasure to perform original works choreographed by Laurie Eisenhower, Stephanie Pizzo, Edgar Zendejas, Gabrielle Lamb, Ron de Jesus and Gina Patterson among many others. Emily taught at Eisenhower Dance for six seasons, from 2011-2017 where she directed two student companies, choreographed multiple works for students including one dance that was invited to perform at Michigan Youth Arts Festival, and taught contemporary and ballet classes. Having just relocated back to Connecticut, she is excited to begin teaching and inspiring the students at Ballet Theatre Company.