Emily Fine graduated high school with honors from Walnut Hill School in Massachusetts, and went on to receive a BA in Psychology from Vassar College. After moving to New Mexico in January 2000, she began dancing with NMBC and worked for McKee Wallwork Henderson, a full-service marketing firm, where she served as a Media Buyer. She attended UNM's Anderson School of Management, where she was awarded her MBA with Beta Gamma Sigma qualifications. After graduation, she began working as NMBC's Executive Director where she handled the finances, produced the performances, applied for grants and executed marketing and fundraising plans. A few years ago, as NMBC relaunched the school and her children got older, she narrowed her duties and took on the role as Finance Director.