Emily is the daughter of Steve and Eve Thibon of California. She wil be entering her junior year at California High School. She has been very active while in high school. Activities include being on the dance team, Spanish club, Drama club and the fellowship of Christian athletes. Honors include outstanding American History and earth science student, the Principals award, student of the month and on the honor roll all semesters of high school. She participated in Arrow Rock sketch day and her art work was selected for the cover of Arrow Rock information brochure. Other honors received ar the Duke University TIP (Talent Identification Program) a state recognition award and was accepted to the Chicaog ballet summer intensive program. Emily has taken piano lessons for 10 years. She has taken dance classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, tap and hip hop since the age of 3. In addition to private and group dance lessons, she has attended the Kansas City ballet's summer intensive resident program for 2 years. She attended numerous workshops and mastered classes taught by nationally known instructors and choreographers. She has participated in numerous dance competitions and received several ribbons and awards. After graduating from high school, Emily plans on attending college and majoring in dance and education and hopes to be an elementary teacher or member of a dance company. Her long term goal is to one day own her own studio.