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Emma Kerson

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Emma Kerson (she / her) is a dance artist newly returned to Kjipuktuk (Halifax) after fourteen years of living in Tkaronto (Toronto). Emma's choreographic works have been presented by platforms across Canada and developed in residencies with adelheid, Arts Orillia, Citadel + Compagnie, Mocean Dance, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre, the National Ballet of Canada, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and Shawbrook Residential. As an independent dancer, Emma has worked with Julia Aplin, Phin Performing Arts, Patricia Beatty, Blue Ceiling Dance, Elizabeth Chitty, Jennifer Dallas, Robert Desrosiers, Dancetheatre David Earle, Sylvain Émard, Michael Sean Marye, Jane-Alison McKinney, Sharon B. Moore, Peter Randazzo, Simon Renaud, and Tedd Robinson amongst others. Emma is a graduate of Dalhousie University, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and in 2021 she completed an M.A. at the Centre for Drama, Theatre, & Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. As a dance educator, Emma has been on faculty at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and Quinte Ballet School, and has taught in a variety of roles through Canada’s National Ballet School, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, the National Ballet of Canada, Toronto District School Board, Tarragon Theatre, DanceWorks, and recently, Halifax Dance.