Emily Oliver was born in Edmond, Oklahoma. She grew up dancing at Dance Unlimited Performing Arts Center then continued to pursue dance at the University of Oklahoma graduating in May of 2015 with a BFA in Modern Dance Performance. Emily was a member of the Contemporary Dance Oklahoma Company where she was able to work with and perform work by choreographers such as Carla Maxwell/Jose Limon, Alvin Ailey, Jessica Lang, and Austin Hartel. She was able to perform with Hartel Dance Group for a season, traveling to the International Fringe Festival, as well as the fall concert Retrospective and was also a member of the Oklahoma City Dance Project 2012 and 2014. Most recently, she spent a season working with the talented artists in Hannah Kahn Dance Company in Denver, CO under the artistic direction of Hannah Kahn.