Emily Scoville began dancing at the age of three at the Crystal Phifer School of Dance in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. She later moved on to study at the Mt. Pleasant Dance Company and the Academy of Dance & Gymnastics. Growing up, she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop and began student teaching at the age of 15. She competed on the award-winning studio competition teams Major Motion and Barnard Company Dance. She was also a three-year member, Junior Lieutenant, and Captain of her high school drill team, the Mt. Pleasant Tiger Dolls.
After graduation, she moved to Denton, Texas to attend the University of North Texas. There she was a featured soloist in the Dance Department’s Staff Choreography Show as well as a UNT Dancer. She spent the summer after her sophomore year touring the United States with Marching Auxiliaries Dance as both an instructor and competition judge. In 2001, Emily was chosen to be a part of the Dallas Desperados Dancers, the arena football team of the Dallas Cowboys. In her three years of performing with the Dallas Desperados Dancers, she choreographed many of the halftimes and sideline dances, was one of seven chosen to represent the Arena Football League in Sydney, Australia, visited and performed for our U.S. troops at Ft. Hood’s Celebrity Concert, and served as dance captain. The following two years, Emily continued working with the Dallas Desperados Dancers, choreographing for not only the team, but also the youth dance team, the Young Gunz. She then began her five-year course with Dallas’s own, Chris and Candy Productions. With this prestigious production company, she once again toured the country five times over – this time as a performer. She was honored to choreograph the opening and closing ceremonies of the North American Body Painting Championships in Las Vegas and in Dallas. Emily was also hand selected to dance in Carrie Underwood’s music video, Cowboy Casanova, which won the CMA’s renowned Video of the Year Award.
Teaching dance the past four years in Frisco, Texas, Emily proudly choreographed for all six competition teams, winning awards all over the DFW Metroplex, and most recently led her Hip Hop Crew to taking the title as National Champions. She also choreographed and co-directed the Frisco Rough Riders’ Junior Diamond Dancers alongside the studio owner. Over the past two years, Emily has had the honor of choreographing and instructing prep classes for the world famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and the Allen American Ice Angels. In 2009, she began a dream job as the director and choreographer of the Dallas Vigilantes Dancers who performed for two seasons at the American Airlines Center. Local universities and high schools actively seek out Emily for choreography assistance.
Alongside a long-time friend she met as a UNT Dancer (Dusty), Emily has now realized her lifelong dream of owning and running a dance and fitness studio – Pure Movement Dance and Fitness. Emily and Dusty are also now co-directors and choreographers for Allen Event Center’s newest professional dance team – the IFL’s, Texas Revolution. The Texas Revolution Dancers’ official dance and fitness studio home is Pure Movement Dance and Fitness.
Emily is happily married to her husband, Billy Scoville. They live in Allen, TX where they plan to raise their best achievement yet, their handsome son Corbin.