Emily Meister

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Emily Meister is a Los Angeles based multi-media dance theatre artist, creator, choreographer, performer, director, producer and healing arts practitioner. Emily has years of experience devising theatrical, site-specific and interactive works, both intimate and large scale. She has created and presented numerous solo, group and cinematic pieces of her own choreography and movement direction in Los Angeles, nationally and abroad. Emily is the founder and Artistic Director of Wonder House, an experiential artist and production collective, and hub for her live works and cinematic creations. She is the Associate Director of The Artists’ Lab at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Hollywood, CA., which supports students in the development of their own creative voices and work as writers, directors, choreographers, filmmakers and producers. She is also the Dance Theatre Senior Experience Manager and Mentor, which supports faculty and guests artists in their curriculum, and the dancers in their final year in professional industry preparation and personal branding. She currently teaches a physical theatre workshop monthly with Gema Galiana at Pieter Performance Space, and is a Reiki Energy and sound-healing practitioner in Los Angeles. A graduate from Connecticut College with a BA in Dance Theatre Performance and Choreography, she has had the pleasure of working with Galiana + Nikolchev’s The Useless Room, Annie Saunders/Wilderness, HomeLA, Meredith Monk, Jeremy Nelson Dance, Fire Trial Films, Roya Carreras, Riactor, Robin Bisio, Nugent Dance, Catherine Bennett, Santa Barbara Summer Dance, and Motion Theater Dance Company. Emily is thrilled to have the opportunity to devise the movement language and choreography for John Gould Rubin’s adaption of A Doll’s House with the Private Theatre in their 2018 Marble House Project Residency. She is a life adventurer, a storyteller and a seeker. Her passion lies in connecting with people, creating worlds, collaborating with artists, and making site-responsive work and movement film stories. She draws inspiration from environmental landscapes, human and animal behavior, the hauntingly dark and the eerily beautiful. It is in her nature to explore and collect. Her movement aesthetic originates from a sensory-based exploratory process, and listening/reacting to an environment and others. Her process investigates thematic concepts and relationships, while leaving room for interpretation when it comes to the perceived story. She is grounded in a place of wonder and discovery, and is in a constant state of exploration of various ways of being, both mentally and physically. A steward of the physical arts and healing arts, she dives deep into investigation, and integrates these elements into her process and artistic practice. www.emilymeister.com