Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara, California 93105
(805) 563-DANC (3262) ext. 1

Emily McKinney


Emily is currently an apprentice for State Street Ballet and the Ballet Department Head at Santa Barbara Dance Arts.  She graduated from Dominican University of California with a degree in Ballet from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program and a minor in Communication.  Emily became a certified trainer in GYROKINESIS® after graduating college so she can help movers with chronic pain or help those who hope for more mobility.  Emily began dancing at 5 years old at a local competition studio and her love for all styles of dance stems from the healthy environment of teamwork and the purity of fun performance.  After many years of training and summer intensives, Emily was given the opportunity to study at Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in New York City (2014).  Emily is truly thrilled to teach the students of Gustifson Ballet.