Emma is currently in her senior year at Indiana University pursuing a B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance, as well as a degree in Marine Conservation and a certificate in Underwater Resource Management. She is from Anderson, IN, and started her dance training with Lou Anne Young at Anderson Young Ballet Theatre in styles such as ballet, pointe, modern, tap, and jazz.
While at IU she has performed works such as Psalm by José Limón and Germe by Stefanie Batten Bland. In addition, she choreographed for the Junior Choreography Showcase, From Here On: Dances for a Future Time, in which her work was presented on stage for the first time. In the summer of 2017, she attended the Somatic Dance Conference held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, performing Elizabeth Shea’s Hunger Moon. She has performed in the Indy Fringe Festival two different years performing works by members of local dance company, Crossroads Dance Indy, and another work by Shea.
Emma has also participated in the Giordano Dance Chicago intensive and Dance Italia, a contemporary dance workshop that takes place in Lucca, Italy, where she was able to take classes in Gaga, Flying Low, and participate in a site-specific workshop. She learned works by Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, and Andy Noble.
After attending the Dance for Parkinson’s Disease teacher training at Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, NY, in 2017, She is a teacher for the Bloomington chapter of Dance for Parkinson’s and enjoys sharing dance with this special community. She is very interested in expanding her knowledge of the dance world.
She is preparing to perform Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe in February 2019. She had the pleasure of working with Richard Colton in the process of restaging this work for the first time since its premiere in 1973.
Hometown: Anderson, IN
Class of 2019
Contemporary Dance BFA
Marine Conservation (IMP) BA, certificate in Underwater Resource Management