about me

Hi there! I'm Emily, or Emily Blake if there are too many 'Emily's in the room. I use she/her/hers pronouns, and I live in Astoria, NY with my husband and our tuxedo cat. I love baking sourdough bread and watching comedy television (Hacks is my current fave!). 

Storytelling is my passion. In early life, it was easiest to tell stories through movement and dance. As I grew older, I found my (literal) voice and started to explore singing and acting as well. While I absolutely love to dance, sing, and act on stage (and I've been lucky enough to do a lot of it!), during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have turned to creating my own work using acting as my choice of storytelling.

 

Last year, I released my first short film. Along with my creative partner, I produced, wrote, starred in, and filmed a 50-minute romantic comedy titled How to Find Love in a Pandemic. It is a story about the roundabout ways in which we find (or don't find) love in the midst of a difficult time.

 

In addition to being a performer, I am a Certified Pilates Instructor. I love teaching and using movement to help to heal and strengthen others.


Finally, I am a current student earning a Masters in Arts Administration at Baruch College. I am a creator, but I am also an organizer and a leader. Moving forward I want to be as prepared as I can be in every aspect of this business, so I can better share stories through art.

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