Raised in Northumberland, Esmée began her formative training in 2009 at Dance City in Newcastle, on their Centre for Advanced Training Scheme graduating in 2015. Esmée then went on to study contemporary dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, achieving a First-Class Honours degree (2015-2018). In her time at the school, she performed many works by choreographers such as Hubert Essakow, Lizzie Kew-Ross, Marina Collard and Joss Arnott.
In her second year, Esmée performed Alison Curtis-Jones’ reimagined ‘Drumstick’, based upon Rudolf Laban’s original ‘Dancing Drumstick’ in 1913. She had the honour of performing this piece at the Laban Festival (2017) in Ascona, Switzerland, and then subsequently at The Place, London.
Her own choreography was performed as part of the Trinity Laban ‘New Choreography Now’ platform, as well as her independent project installation which was presented at the BA3 Degree Show.
Esmée has completed placements with both Motionhouse and Phoenix Dance Theatre and continues to be a dancer within Thomas Page Dance Company (TPD).
Esmée’s interest in art extends beyond dance, as she enjoys photography, ceramics and costume design. She also has a passion for yoga and mindfulness, completing a yoga placement with artist Joanna Puchulla, specialising in aerial and dance yoga.