Emily Pfriem

Emily Pfriem is a dancer, actor, choreographer, singer, and educator from Seattle, Washington.

She holds a BA in theatre and a minor in dance from Western Washington University. She has been dancing since age 4 and started pursuing theatre in high school.

Most of her dance training is in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre, but in college she fell in love with modern dance.

Emily has been teaching dance and theatre to children ages 3-18 since college in addition to choreographing children’s musical theatre productions and performing all over Chicago. 

Lin has served the dance community for over 25 years as a performer, choreographer and teacher. She has an MA in Dance from American University where she received the Independent Choreographer's award from the Metropolitan Dance Association in Washington, DC. She served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Dance Coalition for 7 years and founded the Chicago Dance Coalition Newsletter. She has also served on the dance panels of the Illinois Arts Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs. Lin is a Dance Specialist in Chicago area schools through Urban Gateways and Art Start and an Artist-in-Residence for the Illinois Arts Council. She has done extensive writing for the Illinois Arts Alliance for Education, the Chicago Board of Education and the State of Illinois.