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Writing & guest speaking
Choreography & collaboration


Emma trained at the Australian Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School and competed internationally in classical ballet from a young age before going on to dance with renowned companies including Bejart Ballet Lausanne, the Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, and West Australian Ballet.

With over four decades experience in dance, she has not only a unique insight into the demands it places on dancers at the beginning of their careers but an appreciation of the thrill and challenge it can provide for older dancers. She has taught classical ballet and contemporary dance both abroad and in Australia and loves to share both the rigours of classical technique and the sheer joy of movement and musicality.

Emma offers private and group lessons for teenagers and adults along with group workshops. All levels of experience are welcome.

Contact Emma to see how she can help with your experience of dance

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Writing and guest speaking

Emma has been a regular feature writer for Dance Australia Magazine and for Dance Magazine in the USA. Her work has also appeared in The Australian. She is especially interested in the intersection of performance and science.

You can view her portfolio here and contact Emma regarding commissions and projects here.

With a career spanning continents and decades, Emma has an abundance of experience in the world of ballet and choreography.


From the thrills and perils of life as a dancer on tour, to the devastation of injury, from managing critics, patrons and not-always welcome hangers-on, to navigating the fraught business of relationships on and off stage, Emma’s lively and thoughtful behind-the-scenes insights will be compelling to anyone who’s ever put on a pair of tights or has wondered why you’d choose to.

Contact Emma about speaking at your business, ballet school or special event here.


Choreography and collaboration

Emma is an award-winning choreographer whose work has been recognised in Australia and internationally. She has created works across a wide range of styles including for commercial projects like TV’s So You Think You Can Dance.


Her collaborative approach to projects encompasses all elements including choreography, writing, staging, costume and music and has seen her develop lasting relationships with dancers and theatre professionals across the globe.

You can view Emma’s full resume here and connect with her here to discuss your project

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