Emma Gassett is a professional dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer based out of New York City. Originally from St. Louis, Emma continued her training at Oklahoma City University, where she earned her Bachelor of Performing Arts in dance performance. Most recently, Emma performed alongside industry legends Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune in "The Centennial Gala" at The Muny. Additionally, she has starred as Louise in "Carousel," directed by Broadway’s Ken Page. Other credits include performing in "Gypsy of The Year" at the New Amsterdam Theatre and in many other regional shows across the country. In TV/Film, Emma can be seen starring in episode four of the NYC web series, “Living the Dream.”
Emma is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Triple Threat Training Ground, an educational theater company whose mission is to make superior training in the arts accessible to all. As a choreographer, Emma had the privilege of choreographing a contemporary solo for Team USA that competed at the 2017 International Dance Organization’s World Championships in Poland. This past year, Emma won a 2018 Industry Dance Award for her work in co-choreographing a production number that took the title of “Best Musical Theater/Novelty/Character Performance.”
While pursuing her own performance and choreographic career, Emma continues to be an advocate for the arts, striving to ensure funding for arts programs in public schools.