Emma Kienitz Sniegowski began her dance training at age three at Swarthmore Ballet Theatre under the instruction of Lori Ardis, Amber Flynn, Aimee Kitchin, and artists of the Pennsylvania Ballet. She trained and performed in classical ballet and modern techniques at Swarthmore Ballet Theatre until age 18, performing principal roles in The Nutcracker, The Firebird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Cinderella and choreographing multiple pieces for the company’s annual Ballet à la Moderne performance.
Emma graduated from Kenyon College in 2018 with a BA in French, Mandarin Chinese, and International Studies. At Kenyon she trained in ballet, modern dance, West African dance, and contemporary dance history under Kora Radella, Balinda Craig-Quijada, Julie Brodie, and Elliot Mercer among others. She performed in the annual fall and spring dance concerts and choreographed and presented two pieces to original music in collaboration with student composers. In 2016 she spent four months studying in Paris, France and training at the Paris Marais Dance School under Ghislain de Compreignac.
Emma currently dances with Gwen Rakotovao Company and enjoys taking a variety of dance classes throughout New York City. When not dancing Emma works for an international human rights organization, tutors and teaches students of all ages in French and English, and is an avid reader and traveler. She is incredibly excited and grateful to be joining Axons Dance Theatre and to be working with such inspiring artists!