Emma Diamond

Photo: Lawrence Ivy


Emma Diamond was trained at the Royal Ballet School. She toured internationally for six years, as a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, during which time Cunningham created parts for her in 15 of his works. She went on to form her own group, Diamond Dance, for which she has created over 20 works.

Her choreographic commissions include the Royal Ballet, the Rotterdam Dance Group, Holland, Ballet Central and Columbia University NYC. She won first prize at the International Choreography Competition, Hanover, Germany, the Bonnie Bird Choreographic Award, and the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Competition. She holds a BA in philosophy from the State University of New York.

Emma has been a member of faculty at the Cunningham Dance Foundation, New York University and Columbia University in the US and at the London Contemporary Dance School, Central Ballet School and Middlesex University in the UK. She has been a guest teacher for many professional dance companies including; Random Dance, Arc Dance Company, DV8 and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company. She has conducted numerous education workshops in conjunction with her own company Diamond Dance, in schools and theatres across the UK.