171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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Emily Swan

Dance & Visual Art
EMILY SWAN has been involved in art and dance at 171 for nearly 30 years. She has participated in numerous Patty Ozer Story Ballets, starting in 1996. One of the personal highlights of her time at 171 is creating artwork for the story ballet, something she has been proud to contribute since 2011. She transitioned into teaching in 2009, after having earned her Bachelorís of Science in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She has taught Cartooning, Anime, Cartoonime, Lyrical Illustration, Intro to Comics, Ballroom, and Swing. Emily was excited to add Teen Swing to her roster in 2017, of which she was a founding member in 1997. When she's not teaching at 171, she can be found working full time as a graphic designer at Kabric's, a garment decorator in East Corning, and illustrating her own comic books.