"I help freelance dance artists make money and build a biz around their passions."
Young Emi hid away in closets to feel safe from the hurling remarks of her parents arguing. When introduced to dance, it became her new sanctuary. To tap into herself, express, and expand. The freedom and empowerment she found drives her to support this same growth in others.
Over 25 years of training, performing, teaching, coaching, and choreographing in a wide range of styles all over the world. Creating spaces for artists to thrive through classes, workshops, and establishing her own performance team. In 2019, she co-founded and directed Open Your Mind London, an experimental dance festival, while finishing her masters in dance science, researching the hip hop & street dance battle scene. She is a wife, mother, and a student of life; continually chasing curiosities and stirring it up in others. Emi is currently based in the Dallas (USA) region.
I combine my positive, enthusiastic spirit to offer support and guidance to meet the unique needs of dancers and creators.
This is what I offer my community:
Emi is a very encouraging, empathetic and supportive mentor. Throughout our time working together, I felt safe exploring my interests and creative voice. I felt no pressure to be anyone else or fit into a certain type of mould and this is something I really appreciate. As a mentee, I felt hugely encouraged to follow my own instincts, while always having a chance to come to her when I needed help. Working with Emi was effortless and fun, and I gained a lot of confidence and clarity. She has really helped me to grow, and I am extremely grateful that I have worked with her.
Working with Emi has been a cascade of eye opening moments for me. She’s really good at supporting the sprouting of ideas and the process towards the end goal, while leaving a lot of room for personal development. She helps a lot with organising one’s own mind and literally ALWAYS has a solution for moments when you’re stuck inside of your brain patterns.
Emi, Truly creates a space which is welcoming and allows you to reflect on where you are at and where you are going. Running events such as Open your mind which I was grateful to be around where Emi was able to provide really great feedback to candidates and support artists at all stages of their career get to the next step. I have had the pleasure of working with Emi on multiple occasions and looking forward to our next projects to come.
A multi-day experimental dance & arts festival featuring performances, videography works, and a concept driven experimental dance battle.
A series of workshops that served as an open platform for dancers and creatives of all backgrounds to creatively “play” together.
A year long MFA Dance Science ethnographic research project looking into London’s hip hop & street styles dance battle scene’s culture (2019).
The adult hip hop performance crew that was established in Seattle, WA (USA) in 2013. Emi was the founder, choreographer, and coach.