Emma Alley is a movement artist living in Los Angeles. Her creative life explores the language of the body through movement, gesture, words, experimental performance, and facilitation.
Emma's performance practice seeks to create transformative experiences, shared in earnest collaboration with all who are present. These are often ritualistic in nature, inviting mystical initiations which generate desired change.
She is currently exploring new mediums such as clowning, spoken word, and dance for film.
Emma is in the process of becoming a certified mindfulness meditation instructor with the Awareness Training Institute at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. She integrates the principles of mindfulness into her offerings, creating brave spaces that invite vulnerability and deep connectedness.
In the past, she spearheaded The Limb Parade Performance Collective, a group of dancers and artists in Auckland, New Zealand. They shared a piece, After, in the 2020 Auckland Fringe Festival, and were recognized with the Whakawhirinaki award, the festival's highest honor.
Before that, she presented a series of experimental solos in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as danced professionally with companies such as Staibdance, Sky Creature Productions, and Emily Cargill and Dancers. In 2017, she was a resident artist at the Work Room, a rehearsal studio for contemporary dance.
She received her BFA in dance from Florida State University in 2014, and her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Sacred Thread Yoga in 2015.