“Miss Emily” is a graduate of the University of the Arts with a BFA in Dance Education. She studied under masters such as Ronen Koresh, Scott Jovovich, and Christine Cox.

Ackin grew up in Kansas City, Missouri training at Ibsen Dance Theatre, supplemented by Joffrey San Antonio, Missouri Fine Arts Academy, and Stephens College Summer Dance Program. She is an instructor with Universal Dance Association, as well as a dance teacher in the Philadelphia area.

Miss Emily teaches Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Technique at Addicted 2 Dance.