As a dancer Emily uses her physicality, technical strength, imaginative and attentive attitude to bring ideas to life with her sensitive and deeply expressive performance capabilities to connect on many levels with audiences of any age.
She has toured extensively across the UK including West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Battersea Arts Centre, Salisbury Art Centre and The Egg, Bath. She has regularly performed in Northern Ireland and toured to the Spoleto Festival USA in 2009 at the end of a nine month UK tour of Kneehig’s Don John. Emily has performed in children’s dance theatre, physical theatre, ensemble work, traditional contemporary works and film. She is an experienced site based performer, regularly seen in gardens, galleries and on the coast, in and on the water.
Emily is a dancer with Simon Birch Dance Company, performing Shoreline this summer across beaches in Cornwall with a cast of professional dancers and a community choir directed by Claire Ingleheart and John Hughes. She has toured with Freefall Dance performing work choreographed by award winning choreographer Yael Flexer.
With Cscape she has worked with Fleur Darkin (Darkin Ensemble), TC Howard (Vincent Dance Theatre) and Emma Rice (Kneehigh). In 2015 she worked with theatre director Agnieszka Blonska and the 50 Degrees Community Choir creating At the End of the Line performed at the Exchange Gallery, Penzance and International Moving Voice festival.
On site based work in the South West and Northern Ireland Emily has worked under the direction of Gecko Theatre, Kevin Finnan (Motionhouse), Stephan Koplowitz (U.S.A), Melanie Stewart (U.S.A) and Mick Duke (Tinderbox).
Training & Workshops Include
Theo Clinkard Company, Dance4 – 3 weeks shadowing & learning rep of This Bright Field 2017
PRODA Norway, Oslo – Professional class with Jon Filip Fahlstrøm 2017
Gaga Dancers, Belgium – European Intensive with Doron Raz Avraham & Yaara Moses 2017
Punchdrunk, Fallow Cross London – One day site based devising workshop with Maxine Doyle 2017
TripSpace, London – Professional class with Lea Tirabasso 2017
AMATA, Cornwall – Two day intensive Absorbed in Action with Theo Clinkard 2016
Freefall Summer Intensive AMATA, Cornwall – Two day intensive with Luke Birch & Nikki O’Hara 2016
Impulstanz Festival, Vienna – Week long workshops The Playful Body & Ultima Vez Rep with Laura Aris 2015
Wired Aerial, The Higher Space – Weekend bungee assisted dance workshop with Wendy Hesketh 2014
Freefall Summer Intensive AMATA, Cornwall – Two day intensive with Yael Flexer & Helen Parlor 2013
CV Available on request
Image Shoreline Steve Tanner