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Meet the Staff 


Emily Lyons

Teacher/ Choreographer 

Emily Lyons is a dancer from New York, and a current second grade teacher at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy Elementary School 1 in Rhode Island. Emily Lyons holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance Education from Muhlenberg College and also is a certified educator from grades 1-6. 
Emily began dancing at the age of 5, receiving her primary dance training at Miss Colleen’s Elite Dancentre. Emily has worked with and has been heavily shaped by: Lauren Laperle-Greco, Megan Lininger, Justine Picarello, Randall Anthony-Smith, Heidi-Cruz Austin, Megan Flynn, Karen Dearborn, Natalie Gotter, Lisa Busfield, and Elizabeth Bergman. Emily also has been lucky enough to have numerous performance opportunities at Muhlenberg College and through her seven years as a competitive dancer at Miss Colleen’s Elite Dancentre. 
Emily taught at Miss Colleen’s Elite Dancentre in Long Island NY, from 2020-2022. Emily also taught a teen jazz class at Muhlenberg College Dance Center during the Fall of 2021. Emily also taught creative movement to second grade students in Allentown Pennsylvania at Muhlenberg Elementary School. Emily is very passionate about spreading the joy of dance, and has and continues to volunteer to spread dance to local communities and through local Elementary schools. 
Being able to see the magic and the positivity in the world is something that Emily wants to inspire and ignite in her students. This magic is also something that Emily sees through the eyes of her students.

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