Dance Teacher Faculty Bio | Emily Bufferd | Steps on Broadway Faculty – Steps on Broadway
Emily Bufferd
"Emily Bufferd continues to impact the New York dance scene." –

A producer, choreographer, teacher, and performer, Emily Bufferd is the Producer of The Young Choreographer's Festival, an annual event in NYC presenting the most up-and-coming 18-25yr old choreographers, described by Dance Spirit Magazine as, "The perfect way to get inspired.". She teaches in NYC at Steps on Broadway, Joffrey Ballet School for the Ballet and Contemporary & Jazz Trainee Programs, Broadway Dance Center, and Peridance Capezio Center. She has taught at The Ailey Extension, World Dance Movement – The International Workshop in Switzerland, The University of Alabama, Jazz on Tap – Atlanta, The Eglevsky Ballet, First-Act in Paris, Google Headquarters, and The Annual Teacher Workshop presented by The Pulse On Tour, among others.

Emily has been featured by Dance Spirit, Dance Informa, Dance Mogul Magazine, The Dance Podcast, as well as on the television show Inside NYC Dance for her work in dance.

Emily's concert choreography (BEings dance) has been presented at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, the 92nd St. Y, New York Moves, The Giving Tree Benefit Shows, The Showcase Series, The Choreographer's Canvas, The Elan Summer Dance Festival, and Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, among others. Described as, "technically superb and amazingly emotive.", and "a display of versatility…" -The DancEnthusiast. Her award winning work continues to be commissioned by dance companies and private studios around the country and abroad.

Emily has served on the selection panel for Dumbo Dance Festival/Wave Rising Series (2010-2017), as a guest host for the Hatch Presenting Series at The Works Studio, and is the former Co-Producer of APAP at Peridance. She was the Production Coordinator for Director Wes Veldink for Aimee G.'s 2017 Spring Line, and Assistant Choreographer to Pascal Rekoert for Berenik's Fall 2017 Fashion Week presentation, and is currently the Choreographer for the upcoming production of "Made to Dance in Burning Buildings' presented by The Public Theater at Joe's Pub.

As a performer, she's performed at venues such as Teatro Galileo in Madrid, Spain, Carnegie Hall, The Kravis Center, and Lincoln Center, among others, and has appeared in print and online media for World Dance Movement, The Ailey Extension and Broadway Dance Center, been on The View with recording artist Outkast, The 2013 Beanstalk Foundation Event, Carnival/Choreographer's Ball, and the International Dance Festival/Tracie Stanfield, among others.

Emily has had the pleasure of working with choreographers Michèle Assaf, Sheila Barker, Bruno Collinet, Eva Lopez Crevillen (assistant to Nacho Duato), Ginger Cox, and Shelly Hutchinson, among others, and can currently be found working on upcoming projects and teaching in NYC. Visit Emily online at

Emily's classes are a forum for dancers to explore their potential and capabilities in a judgment-free, safe, and fun environment. Beginning with a warm-up designed to stretch, strengthen, build technique, and find proper alignment; dancers will warm their bodies from the inside out and tap into each muscle group, enabling an easy transition to full bodied movement. Warm-up will be followed by an improv exercise, allowing individual movement styles to be touched upon and nurtured while engaging with the lyrics of stylistically varied music. Class will culminate in choreographed phrase-work; emphasizing movement quality, self-expression, and putting a 'why' to the 'how' of our movement, while pushing our technical and artistic abilities to the next level.