August 17 - September 11, 2018

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts through a Professional Development grant.

Mask and Clown Intensive with John Turner
Boot Camp with John Turner

The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance is a unique facility for research, training, creation and performance in all areas of the performing arts.  The training is rooted in the work of Richard Pochinko.

le grand continental

June 22-24, 2018

Luminato Festival presents
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Choreography: Sylvain Émard
Professional Dancers: Emma Kerson, Aria Evans, Andrea Roberts, Benjamin Landsberg, Bonnie Kim, Fanny Ghorayeb, Jane Alison-McKinney, Jordana Deveau, Kathia Wittenborn, Megan Nadain, Michael Caldwell, Nikolaos Markakis, Ric Brown, Shannon Litzenberger

Lighting Design: Andre du Toit
Composer: Martin Tétreault, Johnny Saga
Stage Manager: Jessica Severin
Assistant Stage Managers: Alex Dallas, Tara Mohan
Technical Director: TJ Shamata
Assistant Technical Director: David Costello
Producer: Oz Weaver

Joyous and intoxicating, Le Grand Continental is a world-renowned extravaganza that brings together hundreds of dance enthusiasts to perform a sensational line dancing inspired contemporary dance. 


Performance, choreography, writing, design: Jennifer Dallas
Performer: Emma Kerson
Direction: John Turner
Lighting Design: Oz Weaver
Sound Design: John MacLean
Performance Coaching: Fiona Griffiths

October 18-20, 2017

SpringWorks Festival 2017 presents
Factory163, Stratford

Kittly-Bender is a daring meld of equal parts clown-theatre and contemporary dance.” - Evidanceradio

July 27 - August 5, 2017

Debajehmujig Storytellers present
Debajehmujig Creation Centre, Manitoulin

"Ms. Kerson packs a walloping dollop of humour into her supporting role. Her incredible ability to move across the stage... is nothing short of awe-inspiring, but her poise and understated expression spoke volumes sans words." - The Manitoulin Expositor

Past work with Kemi:
Time Now - Jennifer Dallas (2013)
Trinity - Jennifer Dallas (2011)

Toronto Heritage Dance

September 21 - October 1, 2017

Toronto Heritage Dance presents
Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto

In celebration of the founding artists of the Toronto Dance Theatre: Patricia Beatty, David Earle, and Peter Randazzo.

Quai Voltaire - David Earle
Prairie Suite - David Earle
A Simple Melody - Peter Randazzo
Recital - Peter Randazzo

Past seasons with Toronto Heritage Dance:
Full Moon - Robert Derosiers (2015)
A Simple Melody - Peter Randazzo (2015)
Skyling - Patricia Beatty (2013)
Sculpting Time - David Earle (2013)
The High Heart - Patricia Beatty (2011)


February 15-18, 2017

Citadel + Compagnie's Bright Nights and Common People present
The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance

A journey into the heart of loneliness, Blue Valentine is an intimate double bill performed by Andrew Hartley and Emma Kerson, featuring two new works: l’inanité des bibelots / love would only slow me down by Simon Renaud and Songs and Tarps by Tedd Robinson.

Collaborators: Susie Burpee, Dan Wild, Charles Quevillon, Ida Toninato, Simon Rossiter, Noah Feaver

Supported by the Toronto Arts Council (2014, 2015, 2016) and the Ontario Arts Council (2014, 2015, 2016).

"Dancing in and out of love." - preview by Susan Walker
"Unlike a lot of other dates, this one won’t let you down." - top ticket on The Star
"They are funny, smart, rebellious in the most endearing way." - interview with Lucy Rupert