Emily Adams

Emily began dancing at the age of five and trained in ballet and American Jazz.

In 2004 she studied contemporary full time at the New Zealand School of Dance. She freelanced in New Zealand from 2007-2010, working with Timothy Gordon (Company Z), Mary-Jane O’Reilly, Inside Out Productions and a variety of commercial works.

Emily performed and toured with the Cuban Groove Company (2009), Carol Brown (Urban Devas, 2010), London Urban Soul Orchestra (People in your neighborhood tour 2010), Vospertron (Quatar performances 2011). She has performed in the World of Wearable Art Awards (2004, 2010-2013, 2015).

Emily worked for Footnote Dance Company from 2011 until 2014. During this time she has danced in works by Kate MacIntosh/ Jo Randerson, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Ross McCormack, Lisa Densem, Malia Johnston, Kristian Larsen, Claire O’Neil, Lyne Pringle, Fleur de Their, and Olive Beiringa. Emily has toured with Footnote throughout New Zealand and overseas to London, Antwerp, Berlin, Frankfurt and San Francisco.

In 2015 Emily worked with the Darkroom motion graphics company on their latest project using motion capture technology, and Okareka Dance Company devising a new work.

Since 2014 she has been working with Muscle Mouth Company (Ross McCormack) touring the work Triumphs and Other Alternatives (Wellington, Auckland, Brisbane, Tauranga, Napier, Nelson and Christchurch).

In 2016 Emily joined the Okareka season of Mana Wahine (Auckland, Wellington) and performed at the Auckland Tempo festival season in Michael Parmenter’s full length duet Insolent River-A Tango. Emily joined NZDC in 2016 for The Absurdity of Humanity Premiere season and performed in 2017 with the company in the premiere of Kiss The Sky as well as in 2018 on their Time tour.

Photo by John McDermott; taken from Matter as part of The Absurdity of Humanity.