Emily Climer is a dancer and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. The cultivation and exposure of ensemble communication processes in improvised forms—and the challenge of building those layers of meaning in set choreographic forms—is central to Emily’s work. She has recently shown her dances as part of Sundays on Broadway (NYC), Split Bill at Triskelion Arts (NYC), The Third Barn (PA), and the No Theme Performance Festival (NY). Emily has performed in projects by Mina Nishimura, Susan Sgorbati & Elliot Caplan, Emma Rose Brown, Dustin Maxwell, Tori Lawrence + Co., Tiny Trip, and Tyler Rai. She regularly collaborates with dancer Marie Lynn Haas, as well as teaches Susan Sgorbati’s Emergent Improvisation. She is an administrator for Cathy Weis Projects.
Emily is deeply interested in applications of the mediation, communication, and adaptive structuring processes she has learned through her dance making to work within social systems. In addition to performing and choreographing, she works in education. Emily was a member of the literacy team of Student Achievement Partners from 2012-2014, and currently writes and edits materials for young readers as part of the Humanities Team at Great Minds, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit. Emily received a BA from Bennington College and an MFA from the University of Iowa.