What’s your full name and where are you from?
My name is Emma Housner and I’m from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Tell us a little about your business:
I am a dancer, model, creative director, artist developer, and founder the Divina Experience. The Divina Experience is a series of dance classes and programs that focus on female empowerment through feminine movement/dance, self discovery work, and community. Due to the pandemic, we currently have a new online program that brings the entire experience to your living room.
What makes you different as a person and also what separates you from the rest of your peers in your industry?
I am always learning and growing right along with my students, colleagues, or team members through every single project. I think that quality keeps me innovative, flexible, and very receptive to things that could be improved. The Divina program is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in that it truly embodies the power of dance, sensual movement, women circles, journaling, community building, and intention setting all in one space. The topics blend really seamlessly together and create and very strong, vulnerable, and beautiful flow between one another. I am so blessed to be apart of every single Divina group as their leader but also as their student.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I could write a whole novel on this question. Above all, in 5 years I see myself super happy. Some specific career goals I have is to be dancing bicoastal for major artists, be able to guide women of all skill levels through the Divina Experience (online as well as in person), be directing and choreographing for major music artists, and be developing music artists from the ground up. I’ve always been a very hopeful person… a lot of the time that hope is all that keeps me going. So while these goals may seem huge for only 5 years, in a fast moving industry big goals are so important to keep us moving onward and upward.
What legacy do you wish to leave behind?
I want to innovate the creative space dancers live in by creating works that bring back and renovate old school techniques from many different styles. I’d also love to leave behind a strong sense of support, care, and community in every space I enter into.