Emma Lucas is a junior at the University of Kentucky double majoring in Arts Administration and Communications, and minoring in Dance. Emma grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and was heavily involved in the arts scene, which ultimately inspired her to pursue an arts education at UK. She graduated with honors from Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville and has remained on the Dean’s List throughout her time at UK. Emma has been a dancer for eighteen years, is trained in ballet, modern, and jazz, and has a wealth of performance experience. She has performed at the university level in Accelerate (2018) and Louder than Words (2019), Dance Concerts with the UK Department of Theatre and Dance as well as at the American College Dance Association in Athens, Ohio, with the university. In addition to performing in Louisville and Lexington, Emma has traveled to New York City and Lorton, Virginia, to perform in Anthony Alterio’s “Road of Excess: Full Blown.” She is a 2016 Dance Alumna of The Kentucky's Governor's School for the Arts. This is her third year as a member in the Creative Arts Living Learning Program and second as a peer mentor. She is also the Senior Peer Mentor for the LLP this year and assists the Creative Arts LLP Coordinator in many aspects of the program. The Creative Arts LLP is program where she found her home during freshman year, because it made this huge campus feel small. Living with people who were passionate about the same things she was passionate about was not only inspiring, but comforting as she transitioned from high school to college.