Emily Emerson is a professional actor and coach, and she teaches Acting classes in the Performing Arts Department at Elon.  She received her BFA from Viterbo University and her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Her professional credits include work with TheatreWorks USA, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, North Carolina Shakespeare Company, Triad Stage, and Paper Lantern Theatre Company. She is a member of Actor's Equity Association and has served as a company member and on the board of directors for Paper Lantern Theatre Company.