Emily Kay-Tillman

Owner and Director

Emily Kay-Tillman

Emily Kay Tillman, has been the proud Owner and Director of Fancy Feet Dance Studio since 1991. For the past 19 years, she has taught and shared, with thousands of students, a real love and passion for dance and performing. Classically trained in dance, from the age of 5, Emily has studied jazz, tap and was certified in each grade of Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) syllabus ballet. Emily has won numerous state and national awards for her dance performances, including Miss California of the Young American Stars and the 1991 Miss Palisades title. Her film and television credits include Tap, starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr., a co-starring roles on Fox's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", ABC's sitcom "Hughley's", and Melissa on MTV's "Undressed". She has also starred in numerous national television commericals including Tagamet, Hollywood Video, Sony Playstation, Pepsi, and WhiteCastle. Emily's choreography has been featured in various noteable projects, such as California Statewide Scholarshare commercial, Kids for Kids with Debbie Allen, The Hughlies, It's All of Us, The Learning Curve, and numerous workshops, Master classes, festivals, pageants and special events.

Emily is proud of her school, her incredible staff and her amazing students and their parents. She believes that dancing and performing must come from the heart and hopes to influence every young dancer with her passion for the arts.

"Dancing with the feet is one thing, dancing with the heart is another"
- Sally Husse.