Emma Martin is a choreographer and director based in Co. Carlow. She was born in Dublin and studied at the John Cranko Ballet School in Stuttgart. She is the founder and artistic director of the dance theatre company United Fall, which is company in residence at Visual Centre for Contemporary Art in Carlow. Her previous productions include Girl Song (Dublin Theatre Festival 2017), Dancehall (Dublin Theatre Festival 2015), Tundra (Dublin Dance Festival 2014), Dogs (Dublin Fringe Festival 2012, which won the prize for Best Production and Best overall Design award), and Listowel Syndrome (Dublin Fringe Festival 2010). Her work has been commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival, Irish Arts Center and has been co-produced by Dublin Theatre Festival, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival and Centre de Développement Chorégraphique, Toulouse. In 2014 she was named as Tanz Magazin’s Hoffnungsträger (bearer of hope). She was a Modul Dance artist in 2013-14, and in 2017 became a NXTSTP artist, both projects are culture programs of the European Union. Since 2011 she has been an associate artist of Dance Ireland. Her most recent theatre collaborations include Danse, Morob (The Emergency Room) and Arlington (Landmark Productions/ Galway International Arts Festival/Abbey Theatre/St Ann’s Warehouse). This production of Orfeo ed Euridice, one of the hits of Galway International Arts Festival 2018, marked her debut as an opera director.