Emma Smigel is native to North Liberty and started dancing when she was 3 years old. Miss Emma has been dancing at Debut Dance for the past five years and is a five year member of Debut’s Elite Competition Team, Forte Company. This fall, Miss Emma will also be part of Debut’s newest competition group, FORTE PRO. Along with taking class in all styles of dance, Miss Emma has been a dance assistant for the last four years. She is trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, pointe, musical theater, hip hop and pom. Throughout her dance career, she has attended many competitions and conventions in and out of state and has also received many scholarships and awards including the opportunity to attend the Talent on Parade competition’s GoPro workshop in Branson, Missouri, along with being selected to be a part of Celebrity Dance Competitions 2019 Senior Crew. As Miss Emma’s last year at the studio she is very excited to share her love and passion for dance and to be able to work with young dancers including Debut Dance’s Performance level. Emma will be a senior at Iowa City West High.