Emily Cargill (Artistic Director)

This season, Emily's Atlanta-based company, Emily Cargill and Dancers (ECD), is presenting work all over the east coast, from Atlanta to NYC to Detroit and Tampa.   Her work has been presented at the Art on the Atlanta Beltline, Dance Canvas’ Emerging Choreographer Initiative, New Grounds Dance Festival, New Seeds Festival, OneSpark Festival, Modern Atlanta Dance Festival, Detroit Dance City Festival and the NYC10 Dance Festival.  Emily's work has also been commissioned 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 just premiered SHED at the Rialto Center for the Arts in February as a part of Dance Canvas’ Emerging Choreographer Initiative.  This April, ECD presented SLIT, an evening-length work, featuring choreography by Emily Cargill, Erik Thurmond, Kathleen Wessel and Kelly Bartnik. 

Emily has danced with the Atlanta-based modern dance company, Staibdance, as well as in works by Gregory Catellier (Catellier Dance Project), Corian Ellisor, Kathleen Wessel, David Dorfman, Jacksonville Dance Theatre and Braided Light Dance Project.   

Emily has her MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Florida State University and her BA in Dance from James Madison University.

Emily has taught as an adjunct professor of dance at Spelman College, Kennesaw State University, Georgia College and State University, and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, located in Jacksonville, FL.  Emily has also been on faculty at the Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, and the Performing Arts Center of Tallahassee.  Emily currently teaches as a guest artist at Brenau University and the Galloway School in Atlanta.  


photos by: Trib La Prade