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Emily Bufferd is the Producer of The Young Choreographer's Festival, an annual NYC event presenting the most up-and-coming 18-25yr old choreographers, described by Dance Spirit Magazine as, "The perfect way to get inspired.". An Educator in NYC at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps Youth Programs, she has taught at The Ailey Extension, Peridance, World Dance Movement in Switzerland, The University of Alabama, Jazz on Tap - Atlanta, The Eglevsky Ballet, First-Act/Paris, Dance Centre Orebro/Sweden, Aurora Dance School/Malaysia, Google Headquarters, 360 Dance Festival, Joffrey Ballet School, The Annual Teacher Workshop, and more.
Emily has been featured by Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit, Dance Informa, Dance Mogul, Dance Studio Life, The Dance Podcast, the television show Inside NYC Dance, and has been a contributing writer for Discount Dance Supply's Blog, DanceLife, and Apolla Performance's Blog, The Muse.
As the Choreographer for "Made to Dance in Burning Buildings" presented by The Public Theater at Joe's Pub, OnStageBlog.com, "The show was choreographed brilliantly...". Emily's concert choreography (BEings) 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 Elan Summer Dance Festival, and Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, among others. Described as, "technically superb and amazingly emotive." -Examiner.com, 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 as a curator for Dumbo Dance Festival/Wave Rising Series/SoloDuo Festival (2010-2021), guest host for 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. Spring Line, and Assistant Choreographer to Pascal Rekoert for Berenik's Fashion Week presentation.
Emily has performed at Teatro Galileo(Spain), Carnegie Hall, The Kravis Center, Lincoln Center, and was featured in the documentary 'The 20Something Project', among others.