Gifts to the World by Emmy Farese



DWLA is thrilled to present Emmy and her prodigious talent.  Watch for her name to start appearing in the playbills for Broadway and National Tour musicals in a few years!

In 1998, Emmy Farese was born in Latvia and joined her adoptive parents Susan and Michael very soon after.  Always smiling, connecting well with others and moving with a zest for life, Emmy entered the world of performing arts at 2 ½ years old with dance lessons.  As she gradually increased her knowledge and skills in dance, she also began acting and vocal training.   Emmy, now 14,  has performed in professional, community and school theatre productions, as well as feature, independent, and student films and music videos.

She is a freshman at Canyon Crest Academy, a high school specializing in the arts in San Diego. In her spare time, Emmy enjoys hanging out with friends or playing with her tuxedo cat Chloe.  “I’m really happy in life and I’m so lucky to be where I am today. I’m really thankful for my parents and all the opportunities I’ve had.”

Emmy and her family have asked us to add a dedication to those family,friends and groups who were especially supportive in welcoming Emmy. “Special warm regards from our family to Brenda Baker, Kathlyn Brigham & family, Maryann & Frank Felice Jr. and Frank Felice III, Renee Mordente Singer and family, the Felice, Mentasti, Farese, Micek, Cebulski, Zvalaren, Kopala, Cebulski, Gettis, Micek, Families, B-Cliff, Forster-Loy, Adoption Center of Washington, D.C., CAFA Adoption support group, Laura and Anna, Las Madres San Jose, ’98, and friends/neighbors of Ocean Township, and Preston Forest in Cary, N.C.”



“Lullaby League” from “The Wizard of Oz” Sept. 2005–Emmy was 7 years old
This professional stage production from American Musical Theatre of San Jose (AMTSJ) starred James Monroe Iglehart (Broadway performer in Memphis and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as the Lion!

HipHop Performance

Emmy in “Taming of the Shrew”

In “Caucasian Chalk Circle”
with Dashiel Grusky and Max Grusky

Broadway Students Summit

Still from film “Little Black Girl”

All headshots by

Chris Evan Photography



  1. Wonderful! What a treat to hear and see you sing!

  2. Lisa DeNike Ercolano says:

    Emmy, thank you for sharing your talent and enthusiasm with us!

  3. Wow, what a beautiful stage lover! Thank you for being a gift to the world!

  4. Emmy! I love seeing someone really love what they do and aspire to do! It is a great inspiration. Love everything about your piece. Thank you for sharing you beautiful self and talent to the world and to my mum and I! x

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: