Emma has been an independent choreographer since 2016. She has a Dartington Degree in Choreography from Falmouth University. Whilst at university she was awarded a scholarship to participate in Barcelona International Dance Exchange 2014. Her training in performance-making and somatics underpin her creative practice today. At the core of her skills is facilitation, Emma is an innovative and considerate choreographer. Her work brings movement practices and participants outdoors and has included long-distance walking projects, work in playgrounds, markets, parks, cliff tops and pavements.
Emma has worked with many influential and exciting organisations and practitioners. As well as site managing for Bill Gee of BGA, the Canal and River Trust, Architects of Air, rehearsal directing for Chloé Déchery and for Zoo Indigo, she has recently worked in various capacities for Fevered Sleep on two touring projects (Men & Girls Dance and This Grief Thing). She has also worked creatively with Nic Green (Make Space at Arts Admin), Lucy Suggate, Noëmi Lakmaier, Sioned Huws, Jane Darke, Anna Tzakou, Verena Van Den Berg, Rosie Montford, Neil Callaghan and Simone Kenyon, Aimie Purser, Paul Hughes, Amy Lawrence, Hermione Purvis and with producer Jim Hendley. She is also part of an ongoing collaboration with her father Chris Lewis-Jones; Dog’s Daughter are a Nottingham-based live art duo. Emma has most recently begun a long-term research project with mentor Katye Coe, at Nottinghamshire Hospice.
Emma is now based in the East Midlands, delivers across the UK and is qualified as an Arts Award Adviser for Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold.