“My favorite memories as a little girl are the ones that I was dancing in class and on stage. As I was growing up dance became my passion, my voice, and is where I gained self-confidence. I joined LYBC because I want this for every child. I believe everyone should be able to be apart of such an amazing experience without finances getting in the way. I love that LYBC gives children an opportunity to do just that. It is my dream to allow all children to experience the arts in a way that I have.”
Emily Jellison has been an instructor at CODE Dance Studio for 15 years. Emily grew up in Liberty, MO and started taking classes from Mr. Phil at CODE in high school. After high school, Emily went on to continue her dancing at the collegiate level as a Bearcat Stepper at Northwest Missouri State University. Upon graduation, Emily continued teaching classes at CODE, and began her career as a school teacher. She teaches fourth grade at Lewis and Clark Elementary. Emily has two children of her own, Madeline age 10 and Carter age 6.