Emma Lewis ©Jubal Battisti
Emma Lewis, born in 1968, trained at the Arts Educational School and then the Royal Ballet School in London. She began her professional dance career as a classical ballet dancer first in Zaragoza, Spain, and then in Florence, Italy. Rediscovering contemporary dance with a passion she then left classical ballet to devote herself to training in the Graham and Cunningham techniques at the London Contemporary Dance School, after which she joined Cullberg Ballet in Sweden where she stayed for over eight years.
During this time Emma Lewis had the honour of dancing many celebrated works by Mats Ek as well as other renowned choreographers such as Carolyn Carlson, Ohad Naharin, Jíří Kylián, Johan Inger and Philippe Blanchard. After the birth of her second daughter she moved to France where she continued to work with choreographers Joelle Bouvier, Kader Belarbi and most notably Eric Oberdorff of La Compagnie Humaine in Nice, with whom she created many works over the last 10 years and continues to collaborate with to this day.
Emma Lewis is also a certified teacher in classical and contemporary dance techniques as well as the Alan Herdman Pilates method since 15 years. In this area she has the privilege of working with a vast variety of people ranging from professional dancers, school children, non-dancers and Parkinson sufferers, enriching her knowledge and experience as a person, dancer and body professional.