Emma Harrison

DMC Member, Board Member, Youth Committee Member and Engagement Officer

Emma Harrison is a performer, maker and educator across a multitude of art forms. Primarily working in the world of contemporary dance, Emma’s practice encompasses multidisciplinary works merging dance, sung and spoken voice, improvisation, film and theatre.

As a dancer, Emma works with independent choreographers in both Sydney and Perth and is a member of Dance Makers Collective. Recent performance credits include Australian tours of The Rivoli and DADS, Sydney Festival 2020 The Rivoli (Dance Makers Collective) Nick Cave HEARD (UK), MADONNA (Brand X) and will perform Tra Mi Dinh’s (UP)HOLDING for Brand X Flying Nun 2023.

Emma was the inaugural recipient of the DMC RAPPORT international artist residency, allowing Emma to travel to Brighton (UK) South East Dance space for a three weeks to create a new work. She has presented choreographic works through March Dance Festival, Art Month Sydney, Ausdance NSW, Firstdraft, Bondi Feast, Crack X Festival, Strut Dance WA, Sydney Fringe Festival, Fremantle Arts Centre and as a DirtyFeet Choreographic Out of the Studio recipient. As a film auteur, Emma has worked on projects for Campbelltown Arts Centre, Strut Dance, DirtyFeet, Triple J, NIDA, visual artist Susan Hawkins and various independent dancers including Yilin Kong, Michael Smith and Zachary Lopez.

She is a graduate of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts /LINK Dance Company and holds postgraduate degrees in Media Arts and Production and Primary Education. Emma lives and works on unceded lands of the Gadigal and Dharug people, Sydney, Australia.