About Emily

Emily is a dancer, movement educator, and bodyworker based in Portland, Oregon. Her movement lineage includes western classical dance forms, contact improvisation, pilates, yoga, and functional fitness. She studied dance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Since 2014 she has been researching with, and learning from the Axis Syllabus network. Emily has collaborated with artists in Portland and the Bay Area and performs in her own work and other’s. 

Teacher's statement

As a dance educator, I teach dance improvisation, contact improvisation, and Axis Syllabus classes and workshops. I focus on facilitating movement experiences that emerge from felt sense rather than exterior aesthetics, tuning to the complex ways lived experience and personal history show up in practice. I am also interested in the many power dynamics that exist in dance spaces, and I seek to empower individual autonomy within collective learning environments.