Former MCC dancer, Emma Howard, is entering her first year with the squad as a volunteer assistant director.
Howard was a two-year member of the MCC Dance Company from 2018-20. During her freshman year, the squad claimed the program’s third consecutive NDA Jazz Division III National Championship, finished third in NDA Hip Hop Division III, claimed the ADTS Collegiate National Championship in Division III Jazz and finished as the first runner-up in ADTS Division III Hip Hop. She served as team captain for the 2019-20 season and earned NDA All-American honors before the competition season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following her time at McLennan, Howard joined the Stephen F. Austin State University Dance Team and her success continued. The team won the NDA Division I Pom National Championship her junior season. As a senior, Howard became a team captain, leading the squad to a NDA Division I Spirit Rally national title and two national titles as the Dance Team Union College Classic in Division I Pom and Division I Hip Hop.
Howard received a bachelor’s degree of business administration inaccounting with a minor in dance team coaching from SFA in May 2022. She is pursuing a master’s degree in coaching and athletics administration from Concordia University.
She is the daughter of Jennifer and Keith Howard, and has one brother, Will, and one sister, Zoe.
2022-present: Volunteer assistant director, MCC Dance Company
2022: Bachelor’s of business administration in accounting with a minor in dance team coaching, Stephen F. Austin State University
2020: Associate’s degree, McLennan Community College