Emily studied dance from a young age before enrolling at NAISDA Dance College in 2016. While at NAISDA, Emily spent time in both Yolngu and Moa Island communities as part of the Cultural Residency component of the course. In 2018, Emily was the recipient of the Young Regional Artist Scholarship (YRAS), enabling her to spend five months at Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel during her final year of study. After graduating from NAISDA, Emily performed with Opera Australia, Phunktional Arts, Catapult Choreographic Hub, Ensemble Offspring and Karul Projects, and collaborated with Independent Artists Cloé Fournier, Katina Olsen and Yolande Brown on various projects.
Emily was an Artist in Residence at PACT Theatre (2020) with the Lost All Sorts Collective and was also a recipient of the Joanne Harris Graduate Scholarship Program (2020).
In 2019, Emily was the recipient of DirtyFeet Choreographic Lab residency, giving her the chance to start to explore her own choreographic journey. This pathway allowed her to develop the work Bulnuruwanha (Taking Flight), which was supported by DirtyFeet’s Out of The Studio 2020, AusDance DAIR, Central Coast Council, ReadyMade Works and Guts Dance. Bulnuruwanha is scheduled to be presented in October 2021. In December 2020, Emily was announced as the 2021 First Nations intern with Lucy Guerin.
Emily joined Bangarra Dance Theatre in April 2020 for the premiere season to SandSong.