Emlyn Sword is an enthusiastic, ambitious, choreographer, dancer, and teacher who is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for anyone who wants to dance. She attended one of Niagara’s best dance schools, where she trained in contemporary, hip hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical, pointe and tap. She took her dance education further by attending Centennial Colleges Dance Performance Diploma Program. During her time in this program, she had additional training in acrobatics, singing, acting and anatomy of the body. After graduating, she decided to continue what grew her passion for dance in the first place, choreographing and teaching.
Outside of dance, Emlyn’s main focus growing up was always family and caring for her two siblings with severe disabilities. They would accompany her to her dance classes and performances, where they would try and join in on the fun; however, there were no classes or educators willing to teach people like her siblings. Emlyn saw the lack of accessibility in dance from a very young age and has always wanted to help rectify it during her career. She now has over seven years’ experience constructing and teaching dance classes to children on the autism spectrum and hopes that through her career, another child doesn’t have to sit in the audience watching, when they should be on stage dancing.