B.A. (Hons), English, Dalhousie University


Emma Kerson is a Toronto-based dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer.  She grew up in Halifax, and is a graduate of Dalhousie University (Honours B.A. in English) and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.  She currently teaches in the Young Dancers’ Program at the School, and is the co-director of the School’s Summer Dance Camp.  She is also a faculty member with the Quinte Ballet School of Canada, an instructor at Barreworks, and both teacher and choreographer through the Toronto District School Board.

As a dancer, she has worked with Julia Aplin, Patricia Beatty, Elizabeth Chitty, Jennifer Dallas, Robert Desrosiers, David Earle, Sylvain Émard, Michael Sean Marye, Sharon B. Moore, Peter Randazzo, and Lucy Rupert, amongst others.  In 2017 she co-produced and performed in Blue Valentine, presented by Citadel + Compagnie, with works by Simon Renaud and Tedd Robinson.

She is drawn to choreography as a means to follow authentic explorations of human questions through her own lens.  Finding her footing as a creator through collaborative experiences, she has most recently worked as a researching choreographer through adelheid, Mocean Dance, and MOonhORsE Dance Theatre.