Board/ Leadership

EDC Board of Directors

Emotions Dance Company is currently adding to our Board of Directors. At this time we are looking for individuals with expertise in the following areas: Financial Planning, Legal Matters, Marketing and Advertising, and Fundraising Advisers. If you are interested in assisting an arts group here in Central Florida, please contact us. We also have a “friends” of Emotions Dance committee, which requires less time and financial commitment. Please email us if interested.

Founder/Artistic Director/Choreographer

Larissa Humiston

- Larissa Humiston is an arts creator, educator, and advocate and has dedicated most of her life to the art of contemporary dance. Graduating with her Bachelors of Sociology from Stetson University in 2004, and with her Masters of Social Work from Syracuse University in 2006, Miss Humiston has taught dance in studios in New York and Florida and also worked with local theatre companies. She is the current owner and also teacher at Emotions Dance Studio, has her own private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and dedicates countless hours to Emotions Dance Company.

Vice President

Harry Barshatzky- FedEx

-Harry Barshatzky is a graduate of Cornell University, with a BS Engineering Physics and MS Applied Physics. He currently works at FedEx Services Corporation and has for the past 13 years. He donates many hours to Emotions Dance Company and currently serves as the Vice President of the Corporation.


10805258_10152452514808015_1887310227_nKayla Bailey- J. Raymond Construction

-Kayla is a Florida native, born and raised in the Central Florida area. She danced from 3 to 16 years old for The School of Performing Arts and Universal Studios Orlando. She also was an award winning Thespian in high school and continued acting after high school in commercials and for Universal. She is an avid supporter of the arts and contributes her time and talents to EDC as much as she can. Kayla is married to her husband, Nick and has 1 daughter, Sophia that dances competitively.

Adrian Calle- Liquid Consulting Inc.

Adrian has always been passionate about photography and would take pictures with whatever device he had available. About 5 years ago he made his transition into the more professional grade cameras and it has opened him up to a whole new world. Starting as a candid photographer, then moving into portrait shoots and now a more recent interest in motion dance photography. Looking at every new style of photography as a challenge willing to be accepted, Adrian is constantly exploring ways to test his capabilities.