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Emily May, Germany
Emily May is a British-born, Berlin-based arts writer and editor specialising in dance and performance. Since graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London with a First-Class degree in Contemporary Dance, she has contributed to a variety of publications across Europe and America including The Stage, Flash Art, The Brooklyn Rail, Dance Magazine, SLEEK, Vogue Germany, and Springback Magazine. Alongside writing, Emily has hosted post-show talks and dance-related panel discussions for festivals including Aerowaves Springforward, Soundance Festival Berlin, and Czech Dance Platform. She also produces and hosts the Terpsichore podcast. Emily’s work is informed by practical experience in the dance industry: as a choreographer, she has presented work at Somerville College Oxford, The Ashmolean Museum, and The Brewery Arts Centre, as well as in academic contexts for symposiums at Royal Holloway University (organised by the Society for Dance Research) and The University of Vienna. She was mentored by choreographer Rosie Kay, which led to her performing on moving steam trains in Kay's The Great Train Dance, dancing in an R&D week for the company’s work Fantasia, and serving on Rosie Kay Dance Company's Board of Directors from 2016 to 2020.