Presenter Profile

Emily Doherty

Guest Artist, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Education Team

Emily Doherty is a Teaching Artist with an emphasis in music and early childhood education. She has worked with Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Education Department in that capacity since the summer of 2018. She has also worked with Denver Center Theatre Company as a Production Assistant for Corduroy, and as a Young Performer’s Supervisor for Anna Karenina. Prior to living in Denver, Emily was a teacher and administrative assistant at the Michigan State University Community Music School while earning her Bachelors degree and Teaching Credential in Music Education at Michigan State University. She has worked as a Residential Technician supporting young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Emily was previously the Activities Coordinator for the Mark T. Starr Center facilitating engagement for adult clients with developmental disabilities. She is dedicated to building inclusive and accessible experiences in and out of the classroom and is excited to continue this work with DCPA Education as their Teaching Artist and Theatre for Young Audiences Program Manager.

Emily's Workshops


    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , , / Regular

    Music educator, Emily Doherty, brings you into understanding the multifaceted ways that song can be used to further enhance your improvisation and character development work. With her own background as performer and musician, Emily welcomes all types of performers (and technicians) who are curious – be they shy or bold singers – to discover how singing can give a different voice to thoughts and emotions while also lifting improv skills to the next level! This engaging, supportive workshop (come prepared to sing . . . all the better if you do not see yourself as a singer) will explore musical styles and genres, joyfully creating songs β€œon the spot.” The workshop, incorporating exercises in group dynamics, support, and movement, will offer you tools to turn every song, improvised or written, into a full-blown musical number!