Artistic Director/Choreographer

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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, and an emerging artist residency by the Catskill Mountain Foundation. She was selected as Artist-In-Residence at Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning for their Composer and Choreographer series, and 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 in Hawaii, 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 Joe's Pub DanceNOW, 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. 

Schoen Movement Company secured support from the US State Department and Dance Motion USA / Brooklyn Academy of Music for an international dance collaboration in Tunisia. The company created a new work with SMC dancers and 5 local Tunisian professionals, titled "Here We Are." The culminating performance was broadcast all over the world, sponsored by Dance Motion USA via Livestream.com.

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.


Emily is available for commissions, the setting of repertory, and masterclasses/ workshops. She loves working with both professionals and aspiring dancers. For more information, please submit through "Contact Us,"
or email Jill Foley: jillianfoley93@gmail.com