Photograph by Steve Tanner
Effete danced by Grace Sellwood & Kuldip Singh-Barmi


Emily’s choreographic work is powerfully articulate, often bringing personal subjects to life in a universal way with depth & daring. Visually exciting, crafted & performed with a sensitivity that quietly encourages audiences to loose themselves in the rich movement and physical ideas brought to life with Emily’s vision through the dancers & artists she works closely with. Emily choreographs for stage, screen & site.

Commissions & projects include:
- Undergraduate commissions at AMATA, Falmouth University
- Site based projects at The Minack Theatre, Trebah Gardens & Heligan Gardens (WildWorks)
- Youth & Primary projects for Hall for Cornwall, Theatre Royal & Barbican Theatre (Plymouth)
- Community based projects in Belfast, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Midlands & the South West.


New Work 2019/20

Photo Steve Tanner

Photo Steve Tanner

IN MY HEAD (2019-2021)| In Development
An extraordinary experience of ordinary, everyday sound.

A new performance work highlighting hearing loss as an under discussed issue from both a personal & universal perspective. In My Head is a one woman show, created, choreographed & performed by Emily Alden, with sound designer & composer Daniel Gale Hayes & dramaturg Sue MacLaine.
Conceived with Catherine Lake.

Supported by an Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice grant and Hall for Cornwall.


Previous Work


Short Film