Everything and the Girl

Choreographer Emma Martin began her dance career with ballet classes at the age of three. Since then, she’s won a reputation for creating vibrant, relevant and contemporary work

24th September, 2017
Emma Martin: ‘I was obsessed with ballet. I decided that it would be my career’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Emma Martin is the kind of person who follows her gut instinct. When she was three years old, living in Bellewstown in Co Meath, she began ballet classes. By the time she arrived in secondary school, Martin says, she knew what to do with her life. “I was obsessed with ballet. I decided that would be my career.”

Fast forward to 2017: now in her 30s, Martin has remained true to her original...

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