A Dallas native and graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, is currently a full-time student at UCLA in the School of Theater, Film, and Television. She has studied tap dance internationally, most notably at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and has performed at renowned venues such as the Kennedy Center in DC, the Public Theater in NYC, Walt Disney World in Florida, as well as in Dubai, UAE as one of Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies.
Passionate about both the performance and production sides of the art form, Emily co-directed and filmed the Syncopated Ladies’ “T(r)ap Queens - Dubai” music video with Chloe Arnold. She has also worked closely under Kaleena Rallis (the SILLAR Co.), where she assisted with the hyper-successful Tap World Film release. Most recently, she has worked under the direction of film legend Francis Ford Coppola as a camera operator for his Live Cinema project, “Distant Vision”.
At the age of 15, Emily began teaching tap dance around North Texas, and has gone on to share her love of teaching with students at the RIFF Festival in Dallas, UCLA, the Monday Night Tap Experience (at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy), and the Syncopated Ladies Bootcamp in Dubai, among others. She has choreographed original work with the Proia Dance Project’s artistic director for the Park Cities Dance production of “Still Alice”, and has been commissioned for her choreography around the United States for dancers in Florida, California, Texas and Ohio.
Emily is a 2012 YoungArts winner for tap as well as a past Dance Council of North Texas and Chicago Human Rhythm Project scholarship recipient.
She is beyond grateful to be a part of the international tap dance community: an incredible group of people who share such a rich history, and are en route to an even brighter future!
THE FINAL SPEECH
A contemporary collective creating work focused on the layers of human encounters and complexity of our progression. Founded in 2014 by Akeisha de Baat, Megan Hunter and Sofija Polovina in Vancouver, the collective brings together an assortment of contemporary techniques and the individual styles of each collaborator, through a united mind and execution of creativity that is showcased in their work.
The collective, is focused on developing new works to add to their existing repertoire, all the while continuing to develop their artistic vision and push the limits of their physical and inspired education. They strive to create works that not only reflect who they are, but that will continue to speak to their developing values as artists.
Since 2014, WAREHAUS has performed their original works with Dance Allsorts by New Works Dance Management, OURO collective, To.Be.Announced, Sweet Moves, Cascadia Film Festival, and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (International Dance Day) and in original works with Dezza Dance.
Choreographed and performed by :
Akeisha de Baat, Megan Hunter and Sofia Polovina
A formal, yet too personal presentation of self. The flirt first image and the discovery of the rest.
“For us, and for you”. This dance with three women unveils the personality beneath the pattern. Full of nerves spirit and vibrance, Doe introduces you to unknown identities through an entertainly ambiguous collection of sh*t movement.
+ MATT RICHMOND
Dancing developed a creative and expressive platform upon which Gemma Crowe began to build her artistic career. Enamored with the study of all facets of dance, Crowe completed her Bachelor of Art’s degree Majoring in Dance. Spending a year with the SURGE co. and undertaking several choreographic projects solidified the foundation for her interest in pursuing the physical and visual aspects of movement. Crowe left Calgary to pursue work in the Film Industry, completing the Digital Film Production Program at Langara College and an internship in New York City with The think/feel Reel. The value of Dance as art remains of paramount importance to Crowe as she emerges in Vancouver’s Dance community actively choreographing and performing, devoted to integrating collaborative artists of varying mediums. Crowe pursues the study of movement as a practice, as an art form and through the medium of film, it is a passion which fuels her engagement with the world around her.
Julianne's work has been presented across Canada, as well as in Germany, Ireland and Italy. She was artist in residence at the Dance Centre for the 15/16 season and is creating a new work in residence in the Edam space at the Western Front this fall.
Julie's work explores body as object, surreal imagery and the imperfect nature of communication. She is also co-presenter of a Vancouver based experimental performance series 'Shooting Gallery'.
Performing: JABBER (not pictured here)