Emily Kinker

Emily Kinker

Emily Kinker graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati in June 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts was a varsity member on the UC Dance Team winning 3 National NCAA Titles. After graduation, Emily began her professional dancing career with Royal Caribbean Productions. She has sailed the high seas for 5 years performing in various Las Vegas-style production song, dance and aerial shows. Since March 2010 until August 2012 she added to her repertoire the Broadway Musical, Hairspray. Emily most recently performed the role of Brenda, live at sea, at the 2012 telecast of the 66th Annual Tony Awards viewed by 7 million people from all over the world. She has also danced professionally for the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Theater, Cincinnati Children’s Theater directed by Jack Louiso and Paramount’s Kings Island. Emily’s dance training was based right here in Cincinnati. Emily furthered her training with such legends as Dee Caspary of SYTYCD, Andy Blankenbuehler and Barry Youngblood, a nationally renowned Hip Hop dancer/choreographer. She has trained at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, at the EDGE in Los Angeles and at The Rock Center for Dance in Las Vegas. Emily has taught all areas of dance since the age of 16 in and around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. She has choreographed routines for the Anderson High School Dance Team and is a national, award-winning solo choreographer as well. While working with Royal Caribbean Emily, taught Swing, Salsa and Hip Hop.