Emily Davis spent her life dancing and choreographing in school, churches, and in a studio while growing up in the Rio Grande Valley. After starting her collegiate studies, she began earning scholarships for her work in the Dance Department at SWT in San Marcos (now TX St University), including the annual Connie Webb-Brown Scholarship. When she wasn't rehearsing in the Dept., she was working in the University's Child Development Center. The Dance faculty encouraged Emily to continue with dance combining her love to serve in ministry. Relocating to Indiana, she joined the music ministry of CRU, working with music bands while pursuing dance. Putting her choreography skills to use, she helped produce artistic assembly programs in schools and churches encouraging adolescents to make wise decisions while growing up. After leaving staff with Cru, she served with Grace Church in Indiana on the worship arts team and taught dance in public schools and private studios. Firefall Dance Theater Company, gave her the opportunities to perform at the Indy Fringe Festivals. Emily has also choreographed and taught dance in Mexico, Japan, Spain, and Guatemala.
In 2009, Emily moved back to Texas and began her graduate studies for dance at Texas Woman's University. One of the most rewarding dance opportunities Emily had in Indiana was bringing the arts to the women's prison. She focused her research for her Master of Art's, studying the practice of dance behinds bars. Upon graduation Emily served as the Dance Director at Lake Country Christian School in Fort Worth. Emily has been teaching in a studio for the past several years in Mansfield and also for The Artist Outreach. With The Artist Outreach, Emily goes into schools to encourage children through movement to better understand their core subjects (via grants).
When Emily's youngest sister moved to Pilot Point, they begin to look into local activities available for children. They learned that some kids were having to travel out of town for dance lessons. Emily's mother challenged her to consider teaching dance in Pilot Point. After much thought and prayer, they decided to pursue opening a dance studio in Pilot Point! She desires for students to find an outlet of creativity, expression, and plain fun while learning steps through movement!
Lynn Smith Davis is the excited and proud owner of Davis Dance of Pilot Point, led by Director ( and daughter) Emily Davis. She grew up in Dallas taking lessons herself , at age 3 with Edith James back in the 1950's. Lynn attended TCU and counts her most successful accomplishment in raising 5 wonderful (and artsy/creative) kids as a single mother in Mcallen, TX. She supported them by working as an Aflac agent over the past 25 years. Her kids now live in Texas, Tennessee, and NYC.
Ms. Davis (Banks) and her husband Mike live in the beautiful mountains of Cedar Crest , New Mexico. They look forward to spending more and more time in Pilot Point with some of their children and grand children. She looks forward to offering a local dance studio where everyone will learn new and fun physical (dance) skills and most importantly make sweet memories!