Artistic Director/Choreographer


Emily Schoen is a Wisconsin-born, New York City-based dancer and choreographer. As a choreographer, she has received the Gibney Dance boo-koo grant for emerging artist in NYC, a Princess Grace Fellowship nomination by METdance in Houston, an emerging artist residency by the Catskill Mountain Foundation, and was selected as a choreographer-in-residence for (M)mix at Marymount Manhattan College. She has set original works on Santa Barbara Dance Theater, Long Island Dance Projects, METdance in Houston, and students of Skidmore University, Mid-Pacific Institute, East Carolina University and the Hartt School in Connecticut.

Her company, Schoen Movement Company, is a three-time invitee to Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival and has presented original work at WestFest Top Floor, Greenspace, Steps on Broadway, and Gibney Dance. In 2016, the company produced two evenings of site-specific dance in active NYC breweries: Rockaway Brewery and Brooklyn Brewery. The latter included guest artists LoudHoundMovement and B.S Movement. In 2015, the company produced the mini dance film series: Ten Tiny Dances with the partnership of Nel Shelby Productions. One of the films premiered on the big screen at Triskelion Dance Film Lab Festival in Brooklyn.

As a dancer, Emily has worked with Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, the Metropolitan Opera in works by Doug Varone and Mark Morris, and is a current member of Keigwin + Company where she participated in the DanceMotion/USA tour to Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, and Tunisia, sponsored by the US State Department and facilitated by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She received her BFA in Dance and BS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona. Dance Magazine chose Emily as one of their “Top 25 to Watch” in 2011.

Financial Philosophy

At Schoen Movement Company, we strive to be transparent about our finances. This is because we are good with money. We know how to make and keep a budget, and how to make a lot happen with limited resources. In a world where dancers oftentimes work for minimal stipends or even for free just so they can dance, we pride ourselves in paying dancers fair wages, on par with the major modern dance companies of New York City. We prioritize this because it’s right.

Below, you’ll find a breakdown of how all funds have been used. In showing you our financial aptitude, we hope you’ll see that we have a sturdy and ethical business foundation in addition to being great dance-makers, and that this will raise your confidence in us as an emerging company.

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