Emily-Kate (EmK) has been dancing for 22 years and studied at Ev&Bow Dance Training Centre under the guidance of Sarah Boulter, Stephan Tannos, Marko Panzic, Neale Whittaker, the Mclean Brothers and many more, gaining her certificate IV in Dance. EmK also received high scores in HSC Dance, with callbacks for all 3 practical components.
EmK danced and performed alongside Craig Barry, Angie Diaz and Raegan Williams under the direction of Joshua Thompsons in secondment with the Contemporary Company; Catapult Dance Company. She has worked with choreographers including Cadi McCarthy, Yukino McHugh, Kristina Chan, Omer Backley-Astrachan, Adam Blanch, Craig Bary and Joshua Thompson.
In 2017 EmK was nominated for 2 Australian dance awards for her work in ‘In Search of the Lost Thing’ and ‘The Edge’ and was the Australian Dance Award 2017 winner for; Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance – ‘In Search of the Lost Thing’.
She also received a CONDA Award in 2017 for excellence in choreography – ‘Manning the Fort’. Both under the guidance of Cadi McCarthy, the director of Catapult Dance Company/Flipside Youth Project.
She has also been a part of many other productions under the Catapult Company, such as; ‘Sum of Parts’, ‘Emergence’, ‘In the House and All Over the Shop’, ‘Nothing Must Be Something’ and many more.
EmK was also asked to be a part of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Program in Israel shortly after returning to dance after her car accident, in which she had to re-learn how to walk again.
In 2015 EmK studied to achieve her ‘Dance for Wellness’ certificate, allowing her to teach children of all abilities.
EmK began teaching in 2013 under the guidance of Chris Duncan, the managing director of DanceLife Australia and CJ Duncan Management. Since then she has taught, challenged and coached students through exams and choreographed for many successful groups and soloists.
EmK began teaching at JB in 2019 and has a passion for nurturing students love for dance in all ages and genres in a supportive, creative and caring environment