Emma Brunton

Associate Director

Emma trained at Tring and Central School of Ballet and throughout her diverse career has developed specializations in Physical Theatre, Aerial Dance and Puppetry.

She has worked with various puppet makers and designers including Samuel Wyer, Stitches and Glue, Max Humphries, Mervyn Millar, Nick Barnes Puppets, Toby Olié and Tahra Zafar. Her credits as a Puppet/Movement Director include The Wind in the Wiltons & Christmas Carol (Wilton’s Music Hall), L’Enfant et les Sortiléges (Royal Academy of Music), Madagascar the Musical (Selladoor), The Christmasaurus (Tom Fletcher), Dust (Elusive Circus), La Cenerentola (Opera Holland Park & Danish National Opera), Pages (Pacific Playhouse) and Boris and Sergey II (Pleasance Courtyard).

As a performer she has worked with Blind Summit, Scottish Ballet, The Royal Opera, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, The Hanger Arts Trust, Decca Records and on several productions with Will Tuckett including The Wind in the Willows (West End), Faeries & Pinocchio (ROH) & Crane Maiden (Parco/Japan). Whilst performing Emma was Assistant Choreographer on The Secret Garden (Sarasota Ballet), Pinocchio (The National Ballet of Canada), Elizabeth (The Royal Ballet), Hansel & Gretel (Iford Arts Festival), Pleasure’s Progress (Royal Opera House), Streetdance 3D (Vertigo Films) and Associate Choreographer on West Side Story (Sage Gateshead) and The Soldier’s Tale (Parco, Japan). She is currently Associate Director with Nicoll Entertainment on Dinosaur World Live and Dragons and Mythical Beasts.

Emma is based in Southampton and works with the local community and young professionals for MAST Mayflower Studios and Zoielogic Dance Theatre.