Emma has worked in costume since she graduated from NIDA in 2004. Born in Sydney, she has worked in film, theatre and television. She has worked as Costume Supervisor and Assistant Stage Manager on Bangarra shows Spirit, of earth & sky, Fire – A Retrospective, True Stories, Clan, and as an Assistant on Mathinna. Emma was Costume Designer for ID and About.
She lived and worked in London for several years, where she was a costumier at Cosprop, which produced costumes for films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Atonement and Pride and Prejudice. Emma has worked as a costume maker for Melbourne Theatre Company’s productions of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Frost/Nixon, Scarlett O’Hara at the Crimson Parrot and The Hypocrite; Circus Oz’s 30th Birthday show; Eucalyptus; a costumier for Ivanov and Already Elsewhere for Sydney Festival; a cutter for Sunday in the Park with George; and a Costume Assistant for Opera Australia. She has also worked as a Maker and Costume Assistant for Hi-5, All Saints and The Colony. Emma joined Bangarra's creative team for Belong, 2011, her first production with Bangarra as Costume Designer.