Originally from the Spokane Indian Reservation; BA in theatre from Eastern Washington University. She has been acting and directing in NYC for 7 years. Prior to NYC, she was a resident artist with InterPlayers Theatre in Spokane, WA where she received numerous awards including Best Actress (Spokane Critics Awards) for her work in The Miracle Worker, directed by Patty Duke; nomination for Best Actress (Spokie Awards) for the same; along with others. She has studied Linklater for voice with the NYC Linklater Center; performed and directed with the New Short Play Festival (NSPF); performed sketch at The Producers Club NYC; performed and directed with LoveCreek Productions NYC; has performed in productions at Theatre For The New City; studied sketch writing with UCB (NYC); and is trained in Shakespeare and Chekhov. In addition to theatre, she has trained in film/ TV, recently appearing in the feature Snowflake, and Discovery ID's Grave Mysteries. She's a 200hr certified yoga instructor and loves doing voice and body work intermingling Linklater, Feldenkris, and yoga movement. She is a fierce animals rights advocate (Go Vegan!) and really, really, really loves goats and dogs and pigs.
Emily is a Virginia native, VCU grad, and semi-official New Yorker with 9 years of professional acting under her belt. Her producer/ director endeavors were awakened in her teens when she began an independent study class at Monticello High School which focused on Student-Run theatre - to this day, the class is still being offered for Seniors! After receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance at VCU, she began improv training with the Bent Theatre in Charlottesville as an active player of the touring troupe. Since being transplanted into the NYC theatre scene, Emily has written and performed 2 comedic solo shows with thePIT NYC, along with studying improv and sketch writing. She's been writing short plays ever since the first season of the New Short Play Festival - with that festival, she performed and directed numerous new plays, and she's written 6 original one-acts (all of which have been nominated for Best New Play). She trained with Shakespeare & Company in their month-long intensive in Lenox, MA, performing as Lady Percy in Henry IV, pt 1.
During quarantine, Emily has performed in three online performances: Shelby, Steel Magnolias (Broadway Virtual); Lisa/ Jet, the wolf you feed (Theatre Prometheus/ the Actors Center DC); Betty Gram, War of the Roses: Battle for Tennessee (World Letter Productions). She proudly supports Black Lives Matter, wearing a mask, and giving people space. www.theemilydalton.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,