EMMA LAVERTY

Board Member

Emma is a proud Darug woman keenly interested in contemporary Aboriginal dance, language, and history. Fuelled by her own family history and experience, Emma has delivered many Aboriginal cultural engagement workshops across ACT schools personally ensuring her culture continues to be embraced and celebrated. She has choreographed an opening Acknowledgement of Country piece and other dance pieces for ACT Education schools participating in Step into the Limelight and mentored in schools for Ausdance ACT’s Connexions program. In 2019 Emma presented her own solo art exhibition titled Yilga in Belconnen Community Gallery recognising her work in the community for Reconciliation Week. Aside from these achievements, Emma has had a varied career working with other artists and volunteering with charities and organisations. In her dance studio life, Emma started dancing in 1989 in Campbelltown NSW and began teaching dance classes in 2003 under the guidance and mentorship of Kathryn Bonner. Since then, Emma has continued to work as a dance teacher in studios sharing her passion and mentoring students. She is also currently working in community services with children and families, vulnerable at-risk youth, and adults living with a disability. Additionally, she has studied chair yoga, meditation teaching and holistic counselling.

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