Emily S. Chang
Actor • Singer • Dancer
Emily S. Chang (she/her) is a NY-based actor. Originally from Illinois, she grew up watching theater in Chicago and eventually performed there herself - making her debuts at Steppenwolf Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Quickly, her love of the arts became a passion. In the years that followed, that passion for performing and storytelling continued to grow and led her to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
At CMU, Emily’s dance skills and experience earned her a spot in the musical-theater dance track. She continued expanding her singing repertoire through vocal lessons. Her favorite collaborations included creating student work with her classmates during Playground and the annual dance concert. In 2022, she choreographed a dance piece based on one of the most influential people in her life: her grandmother.
Since moving to Brooklyn after graduation, Emily has been fortune to work at theaters and companies in and around the city. She has been a part of numerous workshops and readings, and gained experience on-camera acting in commercials.
Outside of performance, you can find Emily reading, doing pilates, or crocheting (another) amigurumi. Emily is a proud Asian-American and is extremely passionate about work that uplifts and honors Asian-American/BIPOC stories and experiences. She is so grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have shown her the power and beauty of her identity. Emily hopes to contribute to and expand Asian-American voices in the industry by creating meaningful work.
Photo by Louis Stein Photography
A Midwinter Night's Dream
Named Top Show of 2023 by NJArts, Emily played Hermia/Snowpea in A Midwinter Night's Dream at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.