Emma trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is a Freelance Percussionist originally from Northern Ireland but now based in London with experience in Folk, Pop, Rock, Musical Theatre and Classical genres.
Emma joined the West End/Broadway smash hit show STOMP in 2014 and toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and South America with the company. Theatre credits also include depping on The National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour 2016, the Steven Sater London Showcase 2017 and opening the 2018 Adelaide Festival with The Lost & Found Orchestra.
Throughout her career Emma has performed in masterclasses with Tom Greenleaves (Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig) Chris Lamb (New York Philharmonic) and soloist Colin Currie. Within the pop industry Emma has worked with X Factor star Gamu Nhengu, Ralph Salmins (Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Paloma Faith, Robbie Williams), Andy Gangadeen (The Spice Girls, Chase & Status) and gospel producer Nicky Brown.
Television appearances include Live at the London Palladium on ITV and The Late Late Show on RTÉ. Corporate events include the Goldwell Colourzoom Gala Showcase 2017 in Barcelona, Directed and Choreographed by Kevan Allen. Within the studio Emma’s work as a Body Percussion artist can be found on the Secret Life of Human’s soundtrack. The play inspired by Yuval Harari’s international bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind which had a sold out run at The New Diorama, London and 59e59, New York in 2018.
In October 2018 Emma performed in the World Premiere and Irish National Tour of a new Opera production by John O’Brien, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s timeless story, The Nightingale & The Rose.
Emma is proudly endorsed by Schlagwerk Percussion and would like to thank her friends and family for their continued support.
Emma joined Joss Arnott Dance in 2019 for their new, dance and live music outdoor work PULSE!
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