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Emelie Jeffries, Head Lady Dancer, 2012

Emelie Jeffries

Morning Star Pow Wow 2012 Head Lady Dancer Emelie Jeffries

A working actress, Emelie attended New York University and The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute after which she continued her studies with James Price at The Actor’s Studio.  In addition to her extensive stage work, her film credits include Michael Clayton with George Clooney, August Rush with Robin Williams and Freddie Highmore, Deception with Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman and the most recently released Tower Heist with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy.  She’s also had recurring appearances on A Gifted Man, Law & Order, SVU, Criminal Intent, Third Watch, Gossip Girl and The Sopranos.  Her choreography credits include Vampyre Macbeth, 1607: First Landing and The American Dame; she directed You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown for the Harlem Children in the Arts Project in New York City.  She also develops projects under her own production company, Mortonkid Productions and is a resident member of the Rogues New World Shakespeare Company.

 A Women’s Traditional dancer of Occaneechi descent, she has been dancing on the pow wow circuit for 12 years.  Emelie considers her role as head lady a great honor and hopes that everyone will come out to John Carroll and support the efforts of the organizers and the St. Labre School.