Hi there! I’m Emily (often referred to as ‘Labbers’) a Producer and Project Manager specialising in Dance of the African Diaspora and international collaboration.
I have worked for some of the UK’s leading dance organisations including Sadler’s Wells, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Greenwich Dance, and have over five years experience of managing and producing a range of artistic projects. From dance education workshops on tour and schools partnership schemes, to festival programmes across indoor and outdoor sites, in addition to international projects working with partners in Germany, Canada and Jamaica, I love what I do and believe great things happen by bringing people together through arts and culture.
Based in the West Midlands, I now work as a Freelance Producer full-time on projects across the UK including my own programme Dancehall Origins, as well as writing reviews of dance performances for my blog and Underdog Reviews.
This site is a way for me to keep track of what I’m doing, as well as to share my thoughts, ideas and experiences of working in the dance industry. All views expressed are my own, and do not represent those of my employers.