TWIST just got off the phone with Emma Dumont! She gave us all the deets on her amazing background in dance and the upcoming episodes of Bunheads, premiering January 7th on ABC Family. Check out our exclusive convo below, and don't forget to like us on Facebook here!
TWIST: We're so excited about the return of Bunheads next month! Can you tell us anything about what's coming up?
Emma Dumont: There's a lot coming up in this next half of the season. When we left off, Michelle was leaving the hospital and leaving Paradise. Now the girls are all very lost. They're having a hard time finding themselves without Michelle there.
TWIST: What are you most excited for fans to see?
Emma Dumont: I'm really excited for episode one. We have two full dances in it, and they're both really exciting and very different. One is a comedy dance and it was super fun filming it. The other one is more of a jazz dance, which is something we haven't really seen the Bunheads do yet. We have a lot of different dances and different styles coming up, and I think that will be really interesting for people to see.
TWIST: Do you have a favorite memory from the set that you could share with us?
Emma Dumont: We shot an episode at a place where I roller-skate, and that was really exciting. It's a place I go very frequently, and it was cool to bring my coworkers there and have them interact with my friends. It was really fun!
TWIST: How did you get started in dance?
Emma Dumont: I started when I was three, so I don't remember it that well. My mom put me in ballet and tap in the little dance studio that was a few blocks from our house. There was a time, when I was around 12 or 13, that I realized this was what I wanted to do. I started to get more involved in other styles of dance. I did contemporary and modern, and I even took African for a year. So I don't know what got me started, but I definitely know what kept me going.
TWIST: Do you have a favorite dance memory?
Emma Dumont: I've always loved The Nutcracker. I used to do it every year, and that's always been super fun. It's during the holiday season, and everyone's together in the snow.
TWIST: What's next for you?
Emma Dumont: I'm looking forward to the Bunheads winter premiere on January 7th!
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