Department of Theatre & Dance
Emily Glinski is a dancer, performance artist, choreographer and collaborator who resides in Columbus, Ohio. She is a faculty member at The Ohio State University’s Department of Dance where she teaches Contemporary Movement. Emily is also on faculty at Otterbein University within their prestigious Theatre and Dance Department teaching Modern, Ballet and Jazz, and has been a guest instructor for Choreography Studies. She is the Modern Dance department head at New Albany Ballet Company.
Emily has had the pleasure of performing and choreographing throughout California’s Bay Area and taught Modern and Jazz at Roco Dance. There, she collaborated with Annie Parr and performed her work at LEVYdance’s Art Salon. She also studied closely with Kathleen Hermesdorf and Benjamin Levy.
While living in New York City she was the Marketing and Events Coordinator as well as a faculty member at the renowned Broadway Dance Center. At BDC she created the Contemporary Movement Series and Broadway Choreography Series where she invited renowned choreographers to host workshops at the studio. Emily also held master classes throughout the city and its boroughs including NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing and the Horace Mann School. She has toured professionally with Ani Niemmann’s The Dance Cartel since its launch in 2012. Emily has performed with TDC at: Ace Hotel NY, MoMA / PS 1, BAM, The High Line, OBERON/ART, The Brooklyn Museum, Summer on the Hudson, Le Poisson Rouge, Edward Sharpe’s Big Top, La MaMa Moves!, Red Hook Festival, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Space Gallery (Portland, ME), Bootleg Theater (Los Angeles, CA), and has been featured in a Reggie Watts music video. She also collaborated choreographically with The Dance Cartel during their residency at The Orchard Project’s Summer Arts Festival.
Emily’s research and choreographic interests are rooted in bridging the gaps between all the unique aspects of performance art. She believes that dance can be accessible, political, theatrical and collaborative. She finds inspiration in partnerships with other artists outside of her expertise and is often invigorated by the young students she works with on a daily basis.
Emily is thrilled to be choreographing for Otterbein’s upcoming spring musical performance of, Bright Star.