Emily Gordillo is an author for Dance Teacher. A former professional ballet dancer and arts educator, Emily has worked with Pacific Northwest Ballet, City Opera Ballet, and Contemporary Ballet Dallas. She founded and directed a high school dance education program in Seattle Public Schools, and was part of the artistic team that drafted the Washington State Arts Learning Standards for the Office of the Superintendent of the State of Washington. Emily holds her Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her recent work has appeared in Dance Magazine, Dance Business Weekly, and Dance Teacher.