Emily Christianson has been performing and making dances in Atlanta since 2006. At its core, her evolving aesthetic investigates movement as a dynamic, emotionally driven, and nuanced physical language that celebrates the profundity of the individual’s journey transformed into a collective, shared experience.
Emily has a minor in dance choreography and performance from the University of Tennessee—Knoxville. Most of her formative dance education took place in New York City from 2002-2006, where she trained daily in postmodern and contemporary techniques at Dance New Amsterdam (formerly Dance Space Center), the Limon Institute, and Movement Research.
Emily’s work has been presented in Atlanta by Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, WonderRoot Commuity Arts Center, Dance Truck, and Fieldwork, and in New York by Movement Research, The Metro Movement Project, Dance Space Center, and WAXworks.
She has performed in Atlanta with artists Blake Beckham, Lillian Ransijn, Nicole Livieratos, gloATL, and Gathering Wild; and in New York with Noémie Lafrance, Mary Seidman and Dancers, Nicole Durfee, and Mark Lamb Dance, among others.
Currently, Emily is on faculty at the Atlanta Ballet, where she teaches contemporary technique classes for the Pre-Professional students. She is also a certified yoga instructor, Pilates instructor, and GYROTONIC® instructor.