Emery began her teaching career at the North Carolina Dance Theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was there that she discovered her passion for dance education and began working with students in the school during her time off from dancing professionally with the company.
Since moving to New York City in 2007, she has taught for numerous other schools and conservatories there and elsewhere including: The Academy for Dance Arts, The Studio New Canaan, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, Hartt University, Barnard Dance Department, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, The Greensboro Ballet, The Juilliard School of Dance, and The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, among others.
Ms. LeCrone is also well recognized as a choreographer. She has already created a number of highly acclaimed works, competed in numerous choreography competitions, and received substantial grants and new commissions for her choreography.
Claudia La Rocco of The New York Times wrote of her work, “…Her Aphorismós is a ready for primetime knockout…hinting at dark undercurrents that beg for second looks. More, please, Ms. LeCrone. Someone please give this woman a residency.” and Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times senior dance critic wrote, "... Ms. LeCrone, often responding to both pulse and melody in the music at the same time, creates spatially multidimensional works that make her dancers look galvanized both above and below the waist. She has a sense of gesture and a feeling for footwork."
In the classroom, LeCrone strives to involve others in a positive and engaging way, to make dancing educational and inspiring. For more information please visit www.emerylecrone.com.