Emily Gatesman is a Virginia native who has found her home, heart and community in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. After receiving her Bachelors of Music from James Madison University, Emily performed at various regional theaters across the country including: Bigfork Summer Playhouse in MT, Theatre IV and The Barksdale Theatre in VA as well as Riverside CLO and Sierra Repertory Theatre in CA. As a performing arts educator, Emily taught music, dance and theatre arts at public schools in Virginia, Denver, California and served the New York City schools as an Artist in Residence. She returned to Sonora and Sierra Rep in 2016 and has since been a stage manager, performer or choreographer in 15 productions. Emily is proud to be a resident of Tuolumne County and is passionate about building community through the arts, yoga and her love of the outdoors!