Bio: A Vermont native with a B.A. in Dance and Humanities from Bennington College, Emma Manion exercises a lifelong fascination with the human body’s composition, capabilities, means of expression, and direct link to quality of life. Her work as a Dance Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Choreographer illustrates her passion for moving with mechanical awareness and intention. Emma has collaborated with a number of fellow artists and companies including San Francisco-based Rhythm and Motion, Modern On Command, Carolé Acuña Dance Theater, and traveled as a backup dancer for musicians Kerli and Pasquale Esponito. In her solo craftwork, Emma aims to blend her technical training with playful intuitiveness, exploring selected inquiries rather than creating declaration-based work. For now.
As a VDA member: I moved back to VT March '17 after a decade in San Francisco. Currently splitting my time between my native Montpelier and the Worcester woods, I'm teaching Dance and Fitness with an aim to re-create the full & forward moving career I was able to cultivate in the Bay Area. I'm excited for VDA to be a part of this task, to meet and collaborate with all walks of artists and dancers alike. Constantly craving continued education & inspiration from other movement professionals, also. Looking to eventually return to school once I determine more specifics on what I'd like my 'aficionado' work to hone in on (dance therapy/special populations in personal training/physical therapy/somatic practices.. exploring it all right now). Discovering dance in more corners of the state (not just Burlington!) would be wonderful. Reach out if you want to cross paths ~ I teach a weekly Sunday dance fusion class at CDFS in Montpelier ~ all are welcome!
More of what I'm up to/offer at www.revelingfitness.com