Emmy grew up in Orting, Washington in a home and family devoted to the pursuit of God. She was exposed to Paradosi Ballet Company and the use of ballet in worship and ministry at a very early age and it always fascinated and excited her. From her earliest memories she remembers seeing the dancers come and lead worship at her church, and how she knew that this was what she wanted to do. Emmy began dancing at the age of nine at Surrendered School of Dance and quickly fell in love with ballet. She continued to dance at Surrendered School of Dance rising up through the levels while never losing sight of her love for God and her desire to worship Him through ballet.