About the Dietitian

Education
Emily Cook Harrison MS, RD, LD is a registered dietitian and holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in nutrition from Georgia State University.  Her master's thesis research was on elite level ballet dancers and energy balance and the relationship to injuries.  She completed her dietetic internship through GSU and has experience providing nutrition counseling for people with diverse needs, including eating disorders.  She developed nutrition, school gardens, and farm to school curriculum for Atlanta Public Schools, and has taught nutrition and cooking classes at urban schools and Boys and Girls Clubs in Atlanta.

Specialties
She specializes in sports nutrition, weight management, body image, and wellness for elite-level dancers and athletes, but also works with non-dancers with food allergies, infant feeding and breastfeeding challenges, and pediatric nutrition.

Professional Dance Experience
Emily was a professional dancer for 11 years, dancing with Boston Ballet II and Ballet Internationale where she worked with legendary Kirov dancers Eldar Aliev and Irina Kolpakova.  She also danced for Emmy Award-winning choreographer Michael Smuin in San Francisco.  Emily has been with Atlanta Ballet since 1998, first as a company dancer, and now as faculty in the NASD-accredited Centre for Dance Education.  She is a dance educator working primarily in the pre-professional division, and provides comprehensive nutrition services for the Atlanta Ballet company, school, and outreach division.  Emily is also a mother who understands the challenges parents face.

To contact Emily, email emily@dancernutrition.com.