Emily Suarez (Co-Artistic Director/Managing Director) is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama with a focus in Acting. Also a graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Emily studied Musical Theatre. While at Douglas Anderson, she had the opportunity to perform in a variety of productions. Some of her favorites include The Shadow Box (Maggie), How to Succeed…(Hedy LaRue), and Violet (Young Violet). She has enjoyed being involved with Five & Dime productions, such as Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, and Absence. She was also a featured dancer in Felicia Rhoden’s rendition of The Nutcracker at the University of North Florida’s Lazarra Theatre in roles such as Clara and The Sugar Plum Fairy. She started teaching dance at age 14, in various styles and ages ranging from 2-12. Since joining the CMU community, Emily has taken part in the student dance concert, Dance/Light, this year co-choreographing a piece entitled “Why Am I Still Explaining This.” She also co-created a piece entitled “Dios Te Bendiga” as a part of Carnegie Mellon’s “Playground: A Festival of Independent Work.” Emily is our leading coach/choreographer for Musical Theatre.