Emma is originally from Wichita, Kansas. She has danced professionally with the Pacific Northwest Ballet since 2008. She was the first recipient of the Flemming Halby Exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet School and also a 2004 and 2005 recipient of a Kansas Cultural Trust. With PNB she has performed leading roles in works by choreographers such as George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Crystal Pite, Alejandro Cerrudo, Ulysses Dove, David Dawson, Jessica Lang, and Kent Stowell. She is married to fellow PNB dancer and choreographer Price Suddarth.