As a dancer Emily uses her physicality, technical strength, imaginative and attentive nature to bring ideas to life with her sensitive and deeply expressive performance capabilities, connecting with audiences of any age.

She has worked with Kneehigh, Cscape, Gecko Theatre, Motionhouse, Yael Flexer, Emma Rice, Fleur Darkin and Simon Birch Dance amongst others. She has toured extensively across the UK and toured to the Spoleto Festival USA after a nine month UK tour of Kneehigh’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.

During 2018 Emily performed in Rosemary Lee’s Passage for Par and as ‘Hestia’ in the main cast of
100: UnEarth by internationally renowned landscape theatre company Wildworks at Heligan Gardens.

Emily is a dancer with Simon Birch Dance Company, performing Shoreline across beaches in Cornwall in 2016/17 with a cast of professional dancers and a community choir directed by Claire Ingleheart and John Hughes. 

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 the international Giving Voice festival.

Training & Workshops Include

Bryony Kimmings, London – Spring Workshop Week 2018
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