Emma is a choreographer and artist who lives and works on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja, Western Australia. She is an Honours graduate in Dance and LINK (2010) and holds a Master of Arts (Performing Arts) in 2019 from WAAPA and been an Associate Artist with Co3 Contemporary Dance Australia. Emma is currently a PhD Candidate at Edith Cowan University exploring art as a consciousness-raising tool.
As part of her growing body of work, she developed and presented microLandscapes (2016) at the Next Wave Festival which was nominated for a Green Room Award and Australian Dance Award. She performed her work inBetween at Open Studio’s during Dance Massive and collaborated with Kynan Hughes to facilitate STRUT Dance’s annual site-specific program In-Situ. Emma developed Dance, Quiet Riot (2018) and is currently a board member of STRUT Dance and a mentor for artists with a disability via support provider, My Place.
She has choreographed for the International Young Choreographers Project in Taiwan (2019) and been engaged in multiple projects and research residencies in Perth, Sydney and Tasmania and festivals in Bilbao, Singapore and Melbourne. In 2020, Emma was selected by Co3 to choreograph a 360’ VR film for the Revelations Film Festival and XR:WA FourbyFour project at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. In the same year, she co-created a video series Feminism Has No Borders with Sally Richardson. Emma also presented her new work Slow Burn, Together as part of Perth Festival (2021), the springboard to her current investigation for From, Here, Together, as part of Co3’s IN.RESIDENCE program, supported by Performing Lines WA.
Her practice questions whether dance can achieve the often-complex connections between the human and non-human, working across multiple mediums/ practices including movement, photography, film, scenography, and scholarship.