Actor. Singer. Dancer.
Emily decorating the sidewalk of Philadelphia
The daughter of a civil engineer and the world's most adorable woman, Emily Grove led a dramatic young life in Harrisburg, PA after she appeared as Native American #2 in Lawnton Elementary School's 4th grade production of Christopher Columbus. Tiring of bit parts, she conquered Central Dauphin East High School's stage as a 5th grader, taking on the role of a penguin in Children of Eden. Once she became an East High Panther, she ran on the cross country team, took 5 years of Latin, and was Salutatorian of her graduating class (the Latin paid off because she knows what "salutatorian" means). While in high school, Emily decided to take on more serious roles, such as a chorus member in Kiss Me, Kate; Mayzie La Bird in Seussical: the Musical; and The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Emily and her Barter Player family
After graduation, Emily decided to catapult herself into the hustle and bustle of Elizabethtown College in Lancaster, PA where she encountered cows, fields, and the occasional horse and buggy. For four years, she performed on the Tempest Theatre boards in some of her favorite roles: a Shakespearean sprite, a New York City hippy, an Iraqi girl, and a Puritan housewife.
Emily is living in Abingdon, VA where she is acting as a Barter Player at the Barter Theatre. During her time at Barter, she's been a dwarf, a mother touring a chocolate factory, and a faun. She performed on Barter's Main Stage in The Wind Farmer and will be returning to the Main Stage this summer in A Streetcar Named Desire and Les Miserables. She just returned from touring with the Barter Players this winter. They took Miss Nelson is Missing, A Thousand Cranes, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. With the help of John Hardy, Katy Brown, and Carrie Smith, Emily is running toward the fear every day.
Some of Emily's favorite nicknames are Grover, Emsy, and Orange (which no one has taken to calling her yet, but she's giving it time to catch on...get it...Orange Grove?...yeah, not as funny when you have to explain it...)