Emma found fame in early 2010 when she triumphed over other thousands of other acts to reach the finals of RTEâs âThe All Ireland Talent Showâ. She was partnered with box player Johnny OâHallloran from Inishbofin to dance in her flowing, relaxed and spirited style, perfectly matched by Johnnyâs vigorous playing on a-melodeon. Credited with reviving the age old tradition, Emma showcased her expertise in sean-NÃ³s dance and wowed both the judges and the Irish public. She won widespread admiration and acclaim and has since become a household name.
Her dancing has been described as a breath of fresh air and an experience to be relished. Musicians are impressed with her impeccable timing, her intuitive, innovative style and her skill for dancing to each note that is played. Audiences delight in her charismatic stage presence, her obvious joy and passion for her art form and her ability to capture the heart and soul of the tune with her freestyle footwork and fluid upper body movement. She has danced in the United States, Europe and Asia. She made numerous television and radio appearances both in Ireland and abroad. She has performed with some of the most influential acts in traditional Irish dance music including Sharon Shannon, Martin OâConnor, Lunasa, Teada, Dervish, Dedannan, Altan, Cherish the Ladies, Seamus Begley and Sean Kane to name but a few. Emma is currently performing throughout Ireland and abroad making guest appearances on the festival circuit.
Described by many as a natural teacher, Emma is employed full-time passing her skills to students in primary, secondary and third level institutions throughout the west. She provides dance workshops in sean-nÃ³s dance, brush and barrel dancing throughout the country and abroad.
Emma is committed to her art and to bringing the sean-nÃ³s style to a new realm. She is currently involved many exciting new projects including television, stage, collaborating with recording artists and is very much in demand for her skills in choreography. In less than five years she has become Irelands most well known and loved sean-nÃ³s dancer, however Emma has no plans for slowing down and continues to push her creativity and test her abilities.Taken from her website