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“Every dancer is welcome in Emily Bufferd’s class.” - Dance Teacher Magazine

Emily Bufferd is the Producer of The Young Choreographer’s Festival, an annual NYC event presenting the most up-and-coming 18-25yr old choreographers, described by Dance Spirit Magazine as, ”The perfect way to get inspired.”. An Educator in NYC at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and The Steps Academy, she has taught at The Ailey Extension, Peridance, World Dance Movement in Switzerland, The University of Alabama, Jazz on Tap – Atlanta, The Eglevsky Ballet, First-Act/Paris, Dance Centre Orebro/Sweden, Aurora Dance School/Malaysia, Google Headquarters, 360 Dance Festival, Joffrey Ballet School, The Annual Teacher Workshop, and more. “Emily Bufferd continues to impact the New York dance scene.” –

Emily has been featured by Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit, Dance Informa, Dance Mogul, Dance Studio Life, The Dance Podcast, Beyond The Steps, the television show Inside NYC Danceand has been a contributing writer for Discount Dance Supply’s Blog, DanceLife, and Apolla Performance's Blog, The Muse.

As the Choreographer for “Made to Dance in Burning Buildings’ presented by The Public Theater at Joe’s Pub,, “The show was choreographed brilliantly…”. Emily’s concert choreography (BEings) has been presented at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, the 92nd St. Y, New York Moves, The Giving Tree Benefit, The Elan Summer Dance Festival, and Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, among others. Described as, “technically superb and amazingly emotive.”, and “a display of versatility…” -The DancEnthusiast. She has recently been commissioned by The Steps on Broadway Conservatory and Central Connecticut State University, and award winning work continues to be desired by dance companies and private studios around the country and abroad.

Emily has served as a curator for Dumbo Dance Festival/Wave Rising Series/SoloDuo Festival (2010-2024), guest host for Hatch Presenting Series at The Works Studio, and is the former Co-Producer of APAP at Peridance.  She was the Production Coordinator for Director Wes Veldink for Aimee G. Spring Line, and Assistant Choreographer to Pascal Rekoert for Berenik’s Fashion Week presentation. 

Emily has performed at Teatro Galileo(Spain), Carnegie Hall, The Kravis Center, Lincoln Center, and was featured in the documentary ‘The 20Something Project’, among others. IG @ebufferd