As part of the Program in Dance’s spring 2022 co-curricular dance offerings, Emily Pietruszka leads a class on House.

Curated by Princeton alum Lauren Auyeung ’19, this class series develops a diverse understanding of hip-hop’s foundational forms. With an emphasis on physical techniques, the course exposes dancers to the many dance forms that exist under the umbrella of hip-hop. Through the course, students will understand the basics of hip-hop’s form and will also be challenged to synthesize elements of groove, musicality, texture, footwork, and personal expression in their own individual improvisation.

Join a Class

Classes are free and open to Princeton students, faculty and staff. No RSVP or registration required; just drop-in. Princeton alumni who wish to participate should email Cindy Rosenfeld at

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emily looks to left and smiles in sunshine, wears dark brimmed hat and long earrings

Photo courtesy Emily Pietruszka

Emily Pietruszka is a professional dance artist, teacher, and trainer. She began performing professionally in 2015 after graduating with her BFA in Dance from The University of Colorado at Boulder. Since 2018 she has been touring for the renowned street dance theater company, Rennie Harris Puremovement. Pietruszka has shown her own work in Philadelphia, PA, at the “Illadelph” street dance festival, “The Come Together Festival” hosted by Koresh Dance, “Here and Now vol. II” hosted by W.O.R.X, and as a guest choreographer at Franklin & Marshall College (PA). Emily has taught and guest lectured in various contexts including Mark Morris Dance Group (Brooklyn, NY), New Visions for Public Schools (Queens, NY), California State University, The Juilliard School (New York, NY), The Ailey School (New York, NYC), and for Rennie Harris University’s street dance certification program. Currently residing in Philly, she trains with local popping group FGK (@funkygunzcrew) and teaches at Philadelphia’s own street dance education studio, Urban Movement Arts. Emily operates her own online personal training business, Embodied by Em, and is the co-founder of Snack Break (@snackbreaklivearts), a project-based duo created in 2020 that specializes in street dance made for the concert stage.


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  • Program in Dance