In 2004 Emily 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).
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.
Most recently Emily has been working with Muscle Mouth Company (Ross McCormack) devising the new work 'Triumphs and other alternatives' which premieres and tours 2015.