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Emily Schoen Branch (She/Her)

Graduate Student, Department of Dance
Emily Schoen Branch

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Emily Schoen Branch is a Dance Magazine “Top 25 to Watch” artist. She was Baryshnikov Arts Center’s Martha Duffy Resident Artist in 2019 (New York), a recipient of the Gibney Dance boo-koo grant for emerging artist in NYC, and nominated by METdance (Texas) for a Princess Grace Fellowship.

Emily has fulfilled 20 choreographic commissions for companies and university programs across the country, including Olympic Ballet Theater (Washington), Santa Barbara Dance Theater (California), and METdance (Texas).

Her group, Schoen Movement Company, was home to her creative endeavors in New York for 6 years. They were presented by the historic Judson Memorial Church, WestFest, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Liberty Hall Museum, and Joe’s Pub / DanceNOW. They toured their original happy-hour performance series “A Movement Flight” to microbreweries in 5 states, and maintained a long term collaboration with Tunisia-based dancers which included an international livestream performance from the Tunisian National Theater and a cross-cultural premiere in New York. Baryshnikov Arts Center, Dance Motion USA / Brooklyn Academy of Music, Queens Council for the Arts, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and the US Embassy in Tunis supported Emily’s efforts.

As an educator, Emily is the instructor of record for one to two classes per quarter at the University of Washington and has additionally been on faculty at Pacific Northwest Ballet and Olympic Ballet School, and Spectrum Dance Theater. She has years of experience teaching master classes around the country and running intensive-style workshops.

As a dancer, Emily worked for Kyle Abraham/AIM; the Metropolitan Opera in works by Doug Varone, Mark Morris and Carolyn Choa; the Rolling Stones in their 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour, and for 8 years with Larry Keigwin / KEIGWIN + COMPANY. With Larry Keigwin, she additionally served as collaborator, assistant, and repetiteur.

Emily earned her BFA summa cum laude from the University of Arizona, and is proud to pursue her MFA at the University of Washington. Learn more at