"Emily aspires to pay it forward in reverence to all those that helped her along her journey."
\r\n\r\nEmily Ann Smart trained on scholarship at Margo Marshall School of Ballet and performed with City Ballet of Houston for fifteen years working under notable teachers and choreographers from all over the world. She graduated Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University where she was the recipient of artistic, academic, private donor and study abroad scholarships. After receiving her BA, she voyaged to Mali, West Africa for over two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer, then came back to the US to serve an additional two years with Teach for America as a general education elementary teacher. For the past 9 years, Emily has been working in HISD and gaining a plethora of knowledge and experience as an administrator, teacher, choreographer, as well as fulfilling various leadership roles at her school and with the district. Mrs. Smart stays active not only teaching dance, but also running around with two young daughters and practicing Yoga, Pilates and cardiovascular exercises. She enjoys family time and participating in Houston’s cultural and culinary scene. Emily aspires to pay it forward in reverence to all those that helped her along her journey.