Who Is She?
Emily Whitley is a New York City based musical theatre SINGER, ACTOR, and DANCER hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. She has been performing since the age of three, finding her passion for the arts first as a ballerina. Emily then grew to become a musical theatre fiend in her early childhood days. She first discovered her love for musical theatre, upon watching and listening to the Annie soundtrack in her childhood bedroom-- dreaming of playing the role. Emily has always had big dreams and the upmost dedication to her craft. She spent her childhood and adolescent years in voice, acting, and dancing classes (and still is, to this day). Upon graduating from high school with numerous state awards and recognition for her musical theatre attributes, she then went on to obtain her BFA in Musical Theatre from Brenau University with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance where she's taken master-classes and worked with numerous Broadway Stars and Professionals including (but not limited to), "Adam Pascal," and "David Rossetti." Emily spent her four years of schooling under the direction of Jim Hammond, Rick Gomez, Elisa Carlson, and Zecheriah Pierce, where she also formed relationships with professional directors and casting agents in the metro-Atlanta area. Emily made her professional theatre debut at Round Barn Theatre in the summerstock flagship production of Joseph Stein's "Plain and Fancy" in the principal role of Hilda Miller. Throughout her collegiate career she continued to obtain a slew of professional credits. She has worked with many professional theatres (Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Actors Express, Out Front Theatre Company, etc.) and even performed in a regional premiere of a post-broadway musical (Head Over Heels). Some of Emily's most notable roles include: Philoclea in Head Over Heels, Polly Baker in Crazy for You, and Lindsay in Godspell. Outside of the theatre Emily enjoys athletic activities such as Kickboxing (certified), Yoga, Cycling, Hiking, Biking, and brushing up on technique in Dance Class. Emily also enjoys reading and travel. On the other side of the table, Emily enjoys coaching and teaching younger students on the musical theatre business as well as acting, vocal technique, and basic musical theatre dance. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and learn a little bit about Emily. For any questions or booking requests, all contact info can be found below.
TOI TOI TOI!