Emily Ranford is an Australian contemporary dance artist based in Berlin, working between Europe and Australia.
Emily grew up in Perth, Western Australia and moved to Melbourne where she studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Dance in 2009. She also studied a Diploma of Pilates with National Pilates Training Melbourne in 2011.
Emily has worked on a variety of projects in Melbourne and Sydney with artists Rebecca Jensen, Brooke Stamp, Sarah Aiken, Natalie Abbott, Deep Soulful Sweats, Shian Law, Carlee Mellow, 2ndToe Dance Collective, Phillip Adams, Rennie McDougall, and Opera Australia.
Since relocating to Berlin in 2014, Emily has collaborated with artists including Julian Weber, Rebecca Jensen, Rasmus Olme, Alexandra Pirici, Michael Mueller, Bilwa Costa, Jasmin Schiatl, Marten Spangberg, Tarren Johnson, Rachell Clark, Felix Ott, Dmitry Paranyushkin, Diego Agullo and The Royal Opera London.
Emily’s choreographic and improvisational interests are based in form and state. She works deeply with physicality and emotionality; with her collaborations crossing borders of visual art and dance practices.