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EMILY PIETRUSZKA

(720) 217-1616

empietruszka@gmail.com

212 S 49th St. First Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19139

Summary

A passionate and dedicated dance artist, teacher, and practioner; I hold Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance (magna cum laude) University of Colorado, Boulder. I have six years experience as a professional dancer with a touring, repertory company. I have six years experience teaching primary, secondary, and college level education. I have experience in curriculum development that integrates collaborative and project based learning which aims to develop community through human connection and self-reflection. My artistry seeks to create unity through individualized expression (MAKE THIS BETTER) 

Education 

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER 2012-2015

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Dance 

3.75 GPA

Magna Cum Laude 

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 2011-2012

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Dance 

3.85 GPA

SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL

Class of 2011

3.7 GPA

Training Experience

CRICKET'S CONCEPT KINETICS, New York, NY

August 2019 - February 2020

Freestyle, Street Styles, Contemporary Forms

RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT, Philadelphia, PA

November 2018 - Present

Street Styles

 

SOO MISSY BOOGALOO CREW TRAINING, New York, New York

January 2018- Present

Popping, Boogaloo, Animation, Puppet, Waving, Toy man

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, School of Theater and Dance, Boulder, CO

August 2012-May 2015

Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Jazz Fusion, Performance Improvisation, Contemporary Modern, Funk Styles, House, Tribal Fusion, Second Line, West African, Alexander Technique, Pointe Technique, Aerial Dance

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, School of Dance, Tempe, AZ 

August 2011-May 2012

Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Post-Modern Contemporary, Street Styles

EVOLVING DOORS DANCE COMPANY, Denver, CO

September 2016- June 2017

Modern Dance Forms

CINDY BRANDLE DANCE COMPANY, Boulder, CO

May 2015- October 2015

Modern Dance Forms


RENNIE HARRIS GRASSROOTS PROJECT, Denver, CO

January 2015- August 2017

Hip Hop Styles, Funk Party Styles, House, Bgirling, Locking, Popping

PERRY-MANSFIELD PERFORMING ARTS CAMP, Steamboat Springs, CO

Summer 2014

SALT DANCE FESTIVAL, Salt Lake City, Utah 

June 2013

LONGMONT DANCE THEATER, Longmont, CO

2005-2011

Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz 


JOFFREY BALLET JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY SUMMER INTENSIVE, New York, NY

August, 2010

Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz Forms


DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM SUMMER INTENSIVE, New York, NY

July 2010


ALONZO KING'S LINES SUMMER INTENSIVE

Summer 2008

Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Pointe

Teaching Experience

CSU 

CU (RHUniversity) 

BBOY factory guest workshop 

Movemakers/ UMA instructor 

F & M University (choreo/teaching) 

snack break virtual showcase 

performances at 

Boston - raph 

TN (teaching here too) 

Albany 

Josh and I performance Koresh 

boston 

DC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL 

Feb. 2020

Assistant Instructor to Rennie Harris

ROWAN UNIVERSITY

Feb. 2020

Master Class Instructor - Street Styles

THE GRIER SCHOOL 

Nov. 2019

Street Dance Workshop Lead Instructor

 

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

Aug. 2019 - Present

Lead Instructor for Community Outreach Programs

RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT

Sept 2018- present

Teaching Group Repertory 

PHILADANCO! THE PHILADELPHIA DANCE COMPANY,

Mar. 2019 - April 2019

Assistant to the Choreographer, Rennie Harris

DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATER

Nov. 2018

Assistant to the Choreographer, Rennie Harris

THE AILEY SCHOOL

Nov. 2018

Assistant Teacher to the Artist in Residence, Rennie Harris

NEW YORK EDGE ,

Oct. 2018 - Jan. 2019

Hip Hop Teacher

BEAT GLOBAL STUDIO

Sept. 2018 - Dec. 2018

House Dance Instructor

NEW VISIONS CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE HUMANITIES IV

Aug. 2017 - Aug. 2018

Full Time Dance Teacher


UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER: Theater and Dance Program

April 2017- May 2017

Middle and High School Outreach, Hip Hop Instructor

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

May 2017- Aug. 2017

Children’s Fitness Camp, Hip Hop Dance Coach


FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

April 2017

Guest Lecturer of Hip Hop and Street Dance Forms

KINESIS DANCE

April 2016- Aug. 2018

Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary Instructor


THE ART UNDERGROUND

April 2016- July 2017

Hip Hop Instructor


LONGMONT DANCE THEATER

Jan. 2016- June 2016 

Hip Hop Instructor


ST. VRAIN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

May 2015-May 2017 

Hip Hop Guest Instructor


RENNIE HARRIS GRASSROOTS PROJECT 

April 2015 - July 2015

Training Sessions Instructor


CU MOVING COMPANY

2013-2014

Lead Children’s Workshops


STUDIO D ACADEMY OF DANCE 

2013

Children’s Ballet and Jazz Substitute

VISCARIA FITNESS

2012

Children’s Hip Hop Instructor

Selected Performance and Choreography

2020

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2016

"Nuttin' but a Word"

-Rennie Harris Puremovement

"Nuttin' but a Word"

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"I didn't say those things for nothing."

Emily Pietruszka 

"Nuttin' but a Word"

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"Untitled" 

- Joshua "BBoy Supajosh" Culbreath

 

"Nuttin' but a Word"

- Rennie Harris Puremovement 

"Funkedified" 

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"Caravan: A Revolution on the Road"

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"Nuttin' but a Word"

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"Caravan: A Revolution on the Road"

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"Untitled" 

Joshua "Bboy Supajosh" Culbreath

"Lifted" 

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"Twist Ya Fingaz"

- Soo Missy Boogaloo

"ALL - a physical poem of protest"

- Mia Habib

"Lifted" 

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"Caravan: A Revolution on the Road"

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"Caravan: A Revolution on the Road"

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"Lifted" 

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"Lifted"

Rennie Harris Puremovement

 

"Nuttin' but a Word"

- Rennie Harris Puremovement

"NEWYORK Sooperdancer"

Soo Missy Boogaloo

"Ancient Cultures Part 2" 

Emily Pietruszka

"Lazarus" (Skeleton Crew)

- Rennie Harris

"Beautiful Human Lies (excerpt)"

Rennie Harris Grassroots Project

"Beautiful Human Lies"

Rennie Harris Grassroots Project

"Beautiful Human Lies (excerpt)"

Rennie Harris Grassroots Project

"Bending the Road"

Evolving Doors Dance

"Beautiful Human Lies"

Rennie Harris Grassroots Project

"Beautiful Human Lies"

Rennie Harris Grassroots Project

"Beautiful Human Lies"

Rennie Harris Grassroots Project

"One of Four"

Cindy Brandle Dance Company

Rowan University

The Joyce Theater

American Dance Platform Showcase

Suzanne Roberts Theatre

6th Annual Come Together Festival 

Suzanne Roberts Theatre

6th Annual Come Together Festival 

 

Performance Garage

Project Moshen's EXCERPTS

 

The Grier School 

Gala Performance

Bass Concert Hall

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Kravis Center for Performing Arts

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

York College

 

 

 

Museum of Contemporary Art

 

 

Ladies of Hip Hop Festival 

 

 

La Mama

 

 

Carver Community Cultural Center

Bass Concert Hall

Majestic Theatre

Grand Opera House

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

 

Rhode Island College

2018 Multicultural & Dance Festival

Marjorie S. Dean Little Theater

Illadelph Legends Showcase

Community Education Center

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Buell Theatre at Denver Performing Arts Complex

UCCS Theatre and Dance Department

San Francisco International Hip Hop Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts

Denver School of the Arts

Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater

Dance Place

Charlotte York Irey Theater

The Dairy Center for the Arts

Glassboro, NJ

New York City, NY

 

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Altoona, PA

Austin, TX

St. Paul, MN

West Palm Beach, FL

Miami, FL

 

York, PA

Chicago, IL

New York City, NY

 

 

New York City, NY

 

 

San Antonio, TX

Austin, TX

Dallas, TX

Wilmington, DE

Newark, NJ

 

Providence, RI

New York City, NY

Philadelphia, PA

New York City, NY

Denver, CO

Colorado Springs, CO

San Francisco, CA

Denver, CO

New Brunswick, NJ

Washington D.C

Boulder, CO

Boulder, CO