Emily Yewell Volin earned
her MFA in Theatre Arts with a dance emphasis from the University of Arizona
and her BS in Education from Loyola University Chicago.
Emily’s teaching credits include the Agnes Scott
College Dance Studies Program, Emory University Dance Program, the renowned USA International
The University of Nevada Las Vegas, The University of Georgia, and the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School. She also taught for the Chicago-based Lou
Conte Dance Studio and the Giordano
Emily currently delivers arts-integrated academic
programming as a roster Teaching Artist with Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts
Center and The Teaching
Museum of Fulton County Schools. She is
also a contributing journalist for the internationally distributed Dance Informa publication, a faculty
member at the Georgia
Dance Conservatory, and Co-Director of VIBE Summer Dance Workshop. Emily is an active community volunteer who
currently serves as a rehearsal director for The D’AIR Project as well as
Co-Vice President of the PTA, and Chair of the School Council where her
children attend elementary school.
Yewell Volin has served as a Board Member of the Jazz Dance World
Congress and The D’AIR Project.
Emily has performed throughout the United States,
including stints with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, River North Dance
Chicago, Wats on Dance!, The University of Arizona Dance Ensemble and Jazz
Dance Theatre South. 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 Brenau University, The
University of Nevada Las Vegas, The Gainesville Ballet, and the Ruth Mitchell
Dance Theatre (now Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre), as well as in other
venues, including national trade and industrial shows.
Emily's teaching presence is compassionately
rigorous, energetic and fun. She strives to produce technically
proficient and marketable purveyors of the art. Yewell Volin's studio
classes and choreographic works build upon a creative philosophy that all
movement, regardless of technical origin, is linked. Her teaching philosophy is
based on the understanding that great growth requires diligent planning and
consistent dialogue between student and instructor. She demands a high
rate of effort and progress from her students and is skilled at motivating
those she instructs to set demanding but achievable goals. Students
thrive in the environment created with Emily Yewell Volin and take tremendous
pride in their earned accomplishments.