Having a holistic background in movement practises, Emily draws movement fundamentals from Release Technique, Yoga, Contract Improvisation, Laban and Physical Theatre. The movement workshops centre around natural movement coming from an individual body's relationship to space and weight; using imagery, play and sensorial awareness to explore movement possibilities.

“Fun, engaging , a free and open space. There was clear, calm and  positive direction lead by Emily. I loved the journey we went on together we went on together, and through every task.” - Actor Sierra Brewerton 

TEACHING

Please get in contact to inquire about the movement workshops and class series Emily offers:

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MOVEMENT COACHING

Offering one to one movement coaching to screen actors. This involves establishing an actor’s connection and understanding of their body in order to embody the physical language and habits of their character.

 

Enabling an actor to explore the physical heritage of a character and the environment that surrounds them, Emily uses knowledge of body language and physical intention to find naturalistic character movement that can communicate over screen. This includes developing an actors coordination and proprioception before supporting them to interrogate and discover physical characteristics.

 

Emily can offer support with specific or stylised character physical requirements as well as expressive or naturalistic character physicality.

Past experience includes movement coach on short films including Entanglement and teaching embodying naturalistic movement for screen to MA Screen Actors at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

 

‘'Really appreciated how patient and supportive and encouraging you were on the day.

I felt very at ease and really really enjoyed it!’'

- Performer Franky Murray Brown

CREATIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS

Emily runs creative movement workshops for community groups as well as professional training establishments. The movement is centred around discovering individual freedom to creatively move. The movement workshops develop physical awareness and capacity to relate to the body as an expressive tool. In group workshops participants experience building an ensemble as well as methods to devise movement in relation to stimulus. Emily has training in inclusive facilitation practice. The creative movement workshops can be adapted to inclusive community groups or professional actors in training.

Emily teaches inclusive creative movement workshops for the Good Chance Dome, previously in Paris, Coventry and Sheffield and has worked with the Chickenshed, Dance United, New Adventures and My Ballet.

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"The sessions have been helpful in releasing a freedom in my body"

"Wonderful to be transported to a magical place" - Participants of Creative Dance Classes from My Ballet

Emily has taught devising movement to the Drama Applied Theatre and Education BA Course and the Collaborative and Devised BA Acting Course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with mentors Miranda Henderson and Alister O’Loughlin.

Emily has taught Laban and Movement Fundamentals to the CertHE at Fourth Monkey Actors Touring Company Bristol, GSA BA Acting Course and Associate Studios MA Musical Theatre Course. 

                                                              "Pleasure and a privilege to have Emily as part of the team" - Steve Green Artistic Director & CEO of Fourth Monkey

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DANCE CLASSES

Emily has experience teaching a variety of dance techniques including contemporary, ballet, street dance and choreography to all ages. Having trained and performed in multiple dance styles she can use the principles of breaking down movement to accessibly deliver many dance styles and steps. Emily has taught for Premier Performing Arts delivering dance classes to primary schools across London and is currently the guest teacher for My Ballet, delivering social ballet classes offering physical and mental well being to mature dancers of any ability.

YOGA TEACHING

Emily teaches yoga internationally running private and public classes, and twice a year running full board yoga retreats in Somerset at Lower Coxbridge Studio Space. Currently teaching at Lost in Yoga Camberwell.  Previous teaching includes yoga for children in schools as well as The Arago Program, Global Media Campaign and Good Chance Socials Group for refugees and asylum seekers in London. Having gained a 200 hour yoga teacher training from Yoga Campus London her classes are inclusive, free flowing and re-nourishing with a focus on grounding and release.  Emily has specialist training in yoga for anxiety and depression.

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