Emily graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 1996 with an Associate Diploma in Dance. Over a 17-year career she has performed with Expressions Dance Company, Carte Blanche (Norway), Dansgroep Krisztina de Chatel (Netherlands), and Sydney Dance Company. She has worked with a hugely diverse range of choreographers both locally and internationally, including Rafael Bonachela, Kenneth Kvarnstrom, Adam Linder, Emanuel Gat, Stephen Page, Krisztina de Chatel, Jo Stromgren, Amanda Miller, Eva Cecilie Richardson, Natalie Weir and Maggi Sietsma.
In 2012 Emily created yield for the SDC ‘Contemporary Women’ program as part of the Sydney Opera House Spring Dance Festival. Other choreography includes bending the map for the SDC 2010 season ‘New Breed’, last best girl (2006) and incursion (2004) andfor Expressions Dance Company. She also choreographed 3 short works for various Sydney Dance Company fundraisers/events.
Emily has worked with independent choreographers Anton and Clare Dyson, and collaborated with dancer Emma Strapps and video artist Tim Webster on if I am everywhere (2008). In 2010 she received multiple Dance Australia critic’s choice nominations, and a Green Room award for her performance in Bonachela’s we unfold.
Most recently Emily received an Ausdance NSW Residency for a research period into her new work where I left you.
In January 2014 Emily was appointed to Bangarra as Rehearsal Director.