Step by Step strives to teach proper dance technique in a warm and nurturing environment. Step by Step will emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle that students can carry through adulthood. The goal of Step by Step is to teach an appreciation for the arts and fitness.
Step by Step encourages community service projects. Our children are our future and we strive to teach them more than movement, dance and gymnastics. We will lead by example and all Step by Step staff will be prominent role models.
About Emily L. Cohen, Director
Emily is a graduate from the University of Miami with
a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Elementary Education.
She holds a certificate in Montessori Education and
is a certified kindergarten through elementary teacher.
Emily was born and raised in Patchogue, NY. She began
her dance training at the age of twelve and quickly
progressed through her studies. Being a native New
studied in New York City in programs including Steps,
Broadway Dance Center, Phil Black Dance, and Martha
Graham. She was a recipient of scholarships at Alvin
Ailey American Dance Center, Nikoli Lewis Dance Center
and the Perry Dance Center.
Emily’s professional career began with Ballet
Long Island, where she performed in famous ballets
such as, The Nut Cracker and Sleeping
Beauty. Her performances have also included
the 1989 Super Bowl XXIII halftime show as a featured
dancer, as well as working professionally with Mia
Michaels (So You Say You Can Dance).
In July 2008, Emily and her family made
very difficult decision to leave Richmond, Virginia
after ten wonderful years and relocate “back” to
Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis is the global headquarters
for Eli Lilly and Company Pharmaceuticals and has been
Steve’s employer since 1990.