Emily Cargill and Dancers (ECD) wants to broaden Atlanta dance on a regional/national scale - touring work to other cities as well as bringing professional dance communities to the Atlanta area.  ECD creates work that artistically and physically pushes boundaries, exploring movement that is athletic, organic, intimate and real.  Founder and choreographer, Emily Cargill, encourages collaboration and an ongoing exchange of ideas between herself and the company members.  

The company's first performance was at the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival, with the work meadow by a train (March 2014).

Emily’s Atlanta-based company, Emily Cargill and Dancers (ECD), has presented work all over the east coast, from Atlanta, NYC, Detroit, Richmond and Tampa. Her work has been presented at the Art on the Atlanta Beltline, Dance Canvas’ 2016 & 2017 Emerging Choreographer Initiative, New Grounds Dance Festival, New Seeds Festival, OneSpark Festival, Modern Atlanta Dance Festival, Richmond Choreographic Initiative, Detroit Dance City Festival and the NYC10 Dance Festival. Emily has also been commissioned to set work by Staibdance, Jacksonville Dance Theatre, Braided Light Dance Project, Kennesaw State University, Georgia College and State University and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Emily was the Choreographer in Residence at the 2013 Florida Dance Festival, where her piece, ‘they didn’t want to’, premiered. Last season, Emily was invited to set a work on James Madison University’s pre-professional dance company, the Virginia Repertory Dance Company, and she was also commissioned for a 1-week residency with Washington and Lee University’s dance department. Emily was a 2015 Small Plates Artist, a residency commissioned by Zoetic Dance Ensemble and the Atlanta Ballet, and last June, Emily was commissioned to teach modern technique and ECD repertory at the Georgia Ballet Summer Dance Intensive. Emily Cargill and Dancers premiered shed at the Rialto Center for the Arts in February 2016 as a part of Dance Canvas’ Emerging Choreographer Initiative, and they are extremely excited to be back in 2017, with the premiere of their newest work, fields.  Last April, ECD presented SLIT, an evening-length work, featuring choreography by Emily Cargill, Erik Thurmond, Kathleen Wessel and Kelly Bartnik. Most recently, ECD was commissioned to create a new work for the 2016 Skwhirlhaus Performance Season and premiered ‘ghost ships’ this past October.  

This season, following ECD's premiere of fields at the Ferst Center for the Arts in March, the company hit the road to Richmond, Virginia in April.  fields was commissioned by the Richmond dance company, Starr Foster Dance, and was presented as a part of the 15th Annual Richmond Choreographic Showcase.  We had a great time!  Read a review of ECD's Richmond performance here. 


On October, 14 we look forward to seeing you at our great, fun, party-of-a-fundraiser at Eventide Brewery, in Grant Park!  The local band, the Hedonistas, will head-line our event, making this party, oh I mean ECD fundraiser, one you definitely will not want to miss!  Beer, Music, Dancing - we'll see you there!!  More info coming soon!

January 19-20, 2018 marks the premiere of our newest evening-length work at the beautiful Performing Arts Studio, located on Emory University's campus.  More info coming soon.  

Our 2017-2018 season's success depends on you, so please consider donating!  We are a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, which means your donations are considered tax deductible.  Your support means so very much & your donations help make our productions and traveling possible. Thank you for supporting ECD!