Emily Seymour during rehearsals at Sydney Dance Company. Photo: Pedro Greig
In the years since competing in Sydney Eisteddfod, Emily Seymour has returned home to take on her next exciting dance challenge, the Sydney Dance Company.
Officially joining Sydney Dance Company in February 2018, Emily’s debut Australian performance with the company will be in May 2018, in the world premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s contemporary work, ab [intra].
“When I received the call from Sydney Dance Company offering me the contract I was speechless, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! I dreamed that one day I would eventually be back home with my family in Sydney dancing, but I didn’t expect it to be this early in my career.” Emily said.
In recent years, Emily has trained in the Houston Ballet’s second company, danced as an apprentice in their main company, and been a part of the West Australian Ballet's Young Artist program.
Making her way home to Sydney has been a welcomed joy but has also come with it's own set of challenges, most prominently having to make the transition from Ballet to Contemporary dance.
“Transitioning from Ballet to Contemporary hasn’t been easy, but I’m thankful for the dancers and staff who have supported me along the way. Being pushed beyond my limits each and every day is one of the best feelings. To say I’m happy to be working with Sydney Dance Company is an understatement. ” Emily said.
No stranger to hard work, Emily started out at Sydney Eisteddfod at the early age of nine, where she collected awards for classical ballet and jazz dance, an experience she says helped shape her as a dancer.
“I remember competing in the Sydney Eisteddfod from a very young age. Some of my fondest memories were making friends from all around Australia who were passionate about dance like I am. I will be forever grateful for the years I spent performing at Sydney Eisteddfod, as it has helped shape the dancer I am today.” Emily said.
The team at Sydney Eisteddfod are extremely proud of Emily’s achievements, and can’t wait to see where this next chapter in her dance career takes her.