WHO IS SHE?
Emily Ann Banks has always loved to perform ever since she was a little girl. Growing up in Westchester, New York as an only child, Emily relied on her imagination to keep herself busy. At the ripe age of 7, she received her very first stage role as Grumpy in a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs where her only line was "Chocolate pudding? I hate chocolate pudding!" She fell in love with theatre ever since.
She continued to develop her passion throughout middle school and high school. It was in Westlake High School's production of Beauty and the Beast where she received the 2013 Metro Award for "Best Supporting Actress" for her portrayal of Mrs. Potts. After high school, Emily went on to study Musical Theatre at Long Island University Post, where she heavily trained in Stanislavski as well as the Suzuki Method. Taught by Maria Porter, Emily found a burning passion for Suzuki and for physical theatre.
In May of 2017, Emily received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Long Island University Post. Throughout her years at LIU Post, Emily has had many opportunities to grow as an artist. Although most seen on stage, Emily loves to teach, direct and stage manage as well as devise her own work.