Emily Schoen is a New York City-based dancer, choreographer, teacher, and Dance Magazine “Top 25 to Watch” artist.
Emily is a sought-after choreographer and educator. She received the Gibney Dance boo-koo grant for emerging artist in NYC, a Princess Grace Fellowship nomination by METdance, and residencies through the Catskills Mountain Foundation, (M)mix at Marymount Manhattan College, and the Tunisian National Theater in Tunis. She was Artist-In-Residence for Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning in their Choreographers and Composers series. She’s won commissions for Santa Barbara Dance Theater, METdance in Houston, Ormao in Colorado Springs, Mid-Pacific in Hawaii, and has additionally served as repititeur for The Juilliard School, and taught for university programs all over the country.
Emily’s group, Schoen Movement Company, is home to her collaborative and creative endeavors. Their work has been seen at Jacob’s Pillow, Gibney Dance, WestFest, Joe’s Pub / DanceNOW, and Judson Memorial Church. With support from the US State Department, Dance
Motion USA/ Brooklyn Academy of Music, and American Dance Abroad, they collaborated with professionals in Tunisia which was then featured in a livestream broadcast viewed by people in 38 countries. Beyond the stage, SMC produces site-specific happy hour performances in active breweries, and created the mini dance film series “Ten Tiny Dances” viewable online. Visit schoenmovementcompany.com to learn more.
As a freelance dancer, Emily has performed with Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Nejla Yatkin, the Metropolitan Opera in works by Doug Varone and Mark Morris, the Rolling Stones in their 50th Anniversary reunion tour, and for 8 years with Keigwin + Company. With Keigwin, she toured to Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, and Tunisia, sponsored by Dance Motion USA / BAM and the US State Department.
She received her BFA in Dance and BS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona, and is lucky to be able to juggle her creative life with parenthood!