Emmanuel grew up in Norfolk, VA. He attended George Mason University in 2012 initially pursuing a Sports Management degree. In 2014, he was accepted into the GMU Dance program and officially started his formal dance training. He has also trained at the Susquehanna Dance Center in Lancaster PA. In 2017, he graduated with a B.S. in Sport Management and a B.F.A. in Dance. After graduating, he married his beautiful best friend and fellow GMU dancer, Isabella, and together they live in Lancaster, PA. He has been involved with several dance projects in Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Lancaster including The Durang Dance Collective, A-Y/Dancers, DancEthos, Servant Stage Theater Company, and Chamber Dance Company. In 2019 he had the privilege of dancing one season with Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers in Philadelphia where he grew immensely as a dance artist.
Isabella is an experienced performer and teacher who graduated with honors from the rigorous George Mason University School of Dance BFA, a program that allowed her to study and work with some of the most well respected teachers and stellar choreographers in the country today. A Lancaster native, Isabella has performed and choreographed in local dance and theatre companies since graduation. She is the School Director of Susquehanna Dance Center where she is privileged to teach a broad range of classes to hard-working students of all ages. In addition to her warm and engaging teaching style, Isabella has an astonishing memory for choreography and dance details that allows her to bring special nuance to each work. She is excited to be dancing and creating alongside her husband, Emmanuel.
Willow Williams was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from George Mason University. While at George Mason Willow performed works by Mark Morris, Robert Battle, Donald Byrd, Kyle Abraham, and Ulysses Dove. She met Emmanuel at GMU and has been creating and performing with him ever since. She spent the previous two years dancing in New York City as a scholarship recipient with the Paul Taylor School. Willow is now the Artistic Director and part owner of Susquehanna Dance Center here in Mountville. She is thrilled to bring concert dance to Lancaster and grateful to have a beautiful space to teach and rehearse. Willow is excited to have the opportunity to perform alongside talented family and friends in her hometown. Soli Deo Gloria!