Marketing & Development Associate
From Moorpark, California. Emily’s love of dance blossomed at the age of 3 after her parents grew tired of her impromptu living room performances and put her in formal tiny-tot ballet classes. With her passion for movement in tow, Emily went on to graduate from USC with a BA in Public Relations and an emphasis in Entertainment Communications. She spent the last four years working in DreamWorks Animation Television’s Publicity department, learning the in’s and out’s of the streaming era and honing her skills in branding, marketing, PR and event planning. Emily is excited to merge her expertise with her love of dance as she joins the BODYTRAFFIC team. In her spare time, Emily is a professional cheerleader for the Los Angeles Rams. She has had the opportunity to perform in London and Seoul, South Korea, as well as dancing alongside rappers Snoop Dogg, Jay Rock, and YG. Emily has completed interviews on behalf of LA Rams Cheer on Good Morning America, ESPN Radio (710 AM), TalkSport Radio (UK), CBS KCAL9 and Sports Wrap with Liz Habib on Fox 11 News.
Originally from Monterrey, México. Her studies and career as a dancer informed her understanding on how to handle the production and managing of dance companies. She has collaborated as a performer, stage manager, production/tour manager and assistant to Artistic Directors with different national and international artists in multidisciplinary projects. She served as Artist & Event Services Manager at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival for five years, focusing on arranging all artistic and administrative logistics, and the many other facets of this 10-week Internationally renowned dance festival. She is happy to have joined the BODYTRAFFIC family in 2013.
Started dancing at age 15 at the International School of Dance of Carmen Roche Scaena in Madrid on a scholarship sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Madrid. In 1998, after finishing the studies of Dance and Choreography at the Royal Professional Conservatory of Dance Mariemma of Madrid, He joined the Young Ballet of Carmen Roche as Principal Dancer. In 1999 was offered a scholarship to attend the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York. After his time at SAB, Edward Villella invited him to dance with Miami City Ballet. From 2002 to 2007, Guzmán danced with Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo in Lisbon. In 2007, he co-founded and co-directed Tok’Art Cultural Platform with André Mesquita and Teresa Alves da Silva, collaborating on creations till 2011. He has performed extensively as a guest artist throughout Europe and Asia. In 2012 Guzmán joins BODYTRAFFIC, where he is currently Artistic Associate and Resident Filmmaker.
Grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho, and now lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and an honors graduate of Wesleyan University. He was the resident designer for Battleworks (2001–2010) and lit Robert Battle’s Juba, In/Side, Takademe, The Hunt and Strange Humors for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He designed Stephen Petronio’s Tragic Love, for Ballet de Lorraine at the Montpelier Festival. Since 2005, he has been the resident designer for Keigwin + Company. His work is in the repertories of Sweden’s NorrDans and Holland’s Introdans. He has also lit the work of Camille A. Brown (Mr. Tol E. Rance, City of Rain, Good & Grown), and Brian Brooks (Again Again). He frequently collaborates with Broadway star André de Shields, for whom he lit the Louis Armstrong musical Ambassador Satch, and designed scenery and lighting for de Shields’ production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. He also designed scenery and lighting for Apollo Club Harlem, directed by Maurice Hines. Wilmore leads the production team and serves as Associate Producer for FOCUS Dance and Gotham Dance Festival presentations in venues across New York City.