Emily Schoen Branch
Emily Schoen Branch is a sought-after performer, choreographer, educator, and Dance Magazine "Top 25 to Watch" artist.
Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC) chose her as their Martha Duffy Resident Artist for their BAC Space Residency. She's also won the Gibney Dance boo-koo grant for emerging artist in NYC, a Princess Grace Fellowship nomination by METdance (Texas), and various domestic and international residencies including at the Tunisian National Theater in Tunisia. She has been Artist-In-Residence at multiple organizations, including for Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning's Choreographers (NYC) and Composers series. She's won commissions for Santa Barbara Dance Theater (California), METdance, Ormao (Colorado), Columbia Ballet Collaborative (NYC), among others, and has taught for university programs all over the country.
As a freelance dancer, Emily worked for Kyle Abraham/AIM; the Metropolitan Opera in works by Doug Varone, Mark Morris, and Carolyn Choa; the Rolling Stones in their 50th Anniversary reunion tour; and for 8 years with Keigwin + Company. With Larry Keigwin, she was privileged to tour extensively and assist in commissions for The Juilliard School, Marymount Manhattan, and Keigwin's "Bolero" community series throughout the US. She received her BFA, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona.