"Emily Hursh is a teacher in every sense of the word. She is kind and generous in sharing information, while creating a supportive and friendly environment. I've learned so much from Emily, and always feel that she has my safety in mind, while simultaneously pushing me to push myself! She never makes me feel pressured or unsafe, and her advice and insights have helped me tremendously. She is very competent in her craft, and a great instructor for both beginners as well as advanced students."
-Ashley Carter, Artistic Director/Dancer of DoubleTake Dance, aerial student
"I first met Emily soon after I moved to the city from a small town in Maryland. Since then she has become a friend and mentor both in the air (aerial silks) and in life. Always ready with a fresh perspective, encouraging words, or a much needed laugh, she has made my transition into city life one of exploration and discovery rather than the traumatic and scary experience many people from home told me it would be. Emily's tendency to be open-minded and open hearted about life, its hardships and its fun times, has influenced me to try to do the same; to say yes to more instead of no; and to simply be able to enjoy the ride, no matter what the universe throws at me."
-Keely Saslow, dancer, aerial student
"Emily has such a positive energy that having her as a teacher or assistant is a luxury. She makes the learning atmosphere feel safe and judgment free. Always willing to help, her instructions are very specific and clear. With her, the student always know what they are supposed to do. She is specifically great with beginner students because of her clarity when explaining things and her soft and friendly personality. I have had the luck to learn from her and highly recommend her as a teacher!"
-Vanessa Martinez, Artistic Director/Dancer of Doubletake Dance Company, aerial student
"I have been taking silks on and off for about a year now, but still had trouble grasping the basic concepts that will allow me to progress further. Emily has done a wonderful job of breaking down the complex choreography into a direct and efficient approach. For beginners, silks can seem scary and impossible to execute, but Emily helps to ensure her students are practicing safely and smartly. I look forward to working on my skills with her in the future!"
-Ariel Miasnik, aerial silks student
Hi Emily! It was so nice to finally meet you and I just wanted to say thank you again for all of your personal assistance today :) You and Megan are both amazing teachers and I am so thrilled that Carolyn has guided me to you! I still can't believe what a difference one hour made and I can't wait to come back. Your verbal and visual cues ensure such trust that I feel completely fearless to go into any pose or drop.