Judson Emery is a dance instructor living and working in Los Angeles, CA. He has taught at studios around the United States, as well as abroad in Canada, Mexico, Israel, and Europe. Judson began teaching at the age of 17 at Nor Cal Dance Arts in the Bay Area before moving to LA to pursue a career in dance. Since living in LA he has taught at Millennium Dance Complex, Edge PAC, Movement Lifestyle, Tmilly Studios, and is currently on faculty at Eighty-Eight studios in North Hollywood, CA. Judson has taught for the dance convention Revel and The Pulse on Tour as a guest artist. His teaching styles include contemporary, modern, jazz, jazz-funk, ballet, improvisation, and choreographic composition.
Judson has a dance career that has spanned over 10 years, working on award shows, movies, with major artists, and even operas. He grew up training in all styles of dance, and participated in summer programs at the Juilliard School, and with Alonzo King’s LINES ballet school. One of his first experiences as a professional dancer was the “Hold it Against Me” music video with Britney Spears. Since then he has with artists such as Christina Aguilera, the Jonas Brothers, Florence, and the Machine, Adam Lambert, and Carly Rae Jepsen, on awards shows like The Grammy’s, the Oscars, and the Emmy’s. He was in the opening sequence of the movie Ted 2, and worked on Glee, DWTS, American Idol, AGT, The X-factor US and UK, and assisted choreographers Brian Friedman and Tyce Diorio on SYTYCD.
Judson’s teaching style brings together all his experience as a dancer in the commercial dance industry, with his technical training in ballet and contemporary dance. Providing you with a safe space in order to explore your personal movement style and grow as a dancer. Judson always puts a strong focus on stretching and preparing for class, giving a proper warm-up before teaching choreography. By using a blend of mobility, expressive movement, yoga, and stretching, he is focused on providing you with a strong foundation on which to build your dancing upon. His choreography is always approachable and allows you to find the story that you want to express by tapping into the arc of storytelling through dance. Allowing you to, “get out of your head” and let your expression take control.