Emily facilitates dance sessions and creates projects for older adults, aged 50 and above.
For many years she has worked with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as an artist on their Inspired Not Tired programme. Trinity Laban is a training institute, and one of the leading organisations in London for community, participatory dance and health work.
“Emily has a warm and caring approach towards us all, and at the same time introduces challenging ideas that give us great insight into the power and meaning of dance.”
- Inspired Not Tired participant
She curated Trinity Laban’s September Series in 2017, programming two weeks of bespoke workshops specifically for older adults, and offers both creative dance and technique classes for this age group. Emily also leads training in this area, and delivered Trinity Laban’s Creativity and the Older Dancer professional development day.
“Emily is a beautiful dancer and many participants comment on how inspiring it is to see and move with her. She has a strong creative mind and much experience in delivering sessions of a period of time to encourage development of skills.”
- Stella Howard, Dance Practitioner for Trinity Laban
Emily also works for English National Ballet on their Dance and Health programme, delivering sessions in deprived areas of East London with a view to improve older adults’ wellbeing, physical health and mobility, and reduce feelings of isolation.
“I’ve never found good friends more rapidly than in this class”
- Participant, English National Ballet
Photos by Belinda Lawley