Forever Angel Tribute for Emma Splan

 On February 18th, 2018, 6-year-old Emma Mackenzie Splan passed away from complications due to the flu. As a student of CT Theater Dance (CTD), they remember her as a beautiful, bright and spirited little girl who loved all things dance, the color pink and anything sparkly.  She was the only child of Christy and David Splan, who were both very supportive of CTD. From 18 months old, CTD had the pleasure and privilege to inspire Emma’s love to dance. Emma’s joy and enthusiasm for dance was contagious to all who knew and loved her.  “She made teaching dance special and fulfilling, always attending classes with a passionate heart, pretty smile and sparkle in her eyes,” says Michelle Sperry, Director of CTD.  

In loving memory of Emma and in solidarity for the Splan Family, CTD will be hosting a Forever Angel Tribute for Emma to celebrate her very young life and to raise an ENCORE Youth Scholarship Fund in her honor: The Forever Angel Scholarship.  This very special, annual scholarship will be awarded to a young dancer who could otherwise not afford a dance education. The tribute will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center. There is no cost to attend and everyone is encouraged to attend to celebrate her young, beautiful life.  

Festivities planned:

  • Specially commissioned dance piece:  “Forever Angel”
  • Complimentary dance classes
  • Silent auction
  • Honorary Plaque “Emma’s Closet” will be presented to the Splan Family.  Like so many of our young dancers, Emma adored CTD’s dress-up closet. The plaque will forever hang on our closet in Emma’s honor.
  • Raffle tickets for a variety of family activities and games
  • Memorial photo presentation
  • Food and beverages

Please join us on Saturday, March 24th from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center Ballroom, 99 East Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851.

About CT Theater Dance Company

CT Theater Dance Company, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, believes developing confidence, focus, discipline, technique, strength and poise through concentrated dance education, benefits the dancer, their family, our local community and the greater world. CTD provides scholarships to local youth through their ENCORE Youth Scholarship Program, offering children the opportunity to benefit from a dance education – no child left behind. Their repertoire exists for the benefit of all by raising social awareness, supporting local and global non-profit missions and developing socially conscious and responsible young members of the local community and beyond.


For more information, full itinerary and to offer support, please contact

Michelle Sperry, Director of CT Theater Dance Company

15 Ketchum St, Westport, CT 06880

Phone:​ ​(203)​ ​293-4355

Email:​ ​​