Emma deals with all things logistical and heads up strategic and artistic development.
Emma studied at the University of Kent, and trained at Birmingham School of Acting and CityLit.
Having been actively involved in theatre (both on and off stage) since the age of 4, she is hugely passionate about the arts being used as a way in which to enrich lives. Emma joined MTA in 2014 and has since been at the forefront of its arts management, customer service and administration.
She is an experienced theatre facilitator, having run and supervised participatory arts workshops throughout her career. She also worked as a professional performer within productions with hugely varying styles from Classical and Contemporary Theatre, to Pantomimes, Musicals and Theatre in Education.
Alongside her work with MTA, Emma currently works professionally as a Director/Producer and is Artistic Director of her own critically acclaimed touring theatre company, MadCap Theatre Productions. MadCaps focuses on Shakespeare and historically-based theatre. Career highlights include:
Taming of the Shrew (in association with the RSC), producing/directing Romeo and Juliet performed for over 2000 school children, and working with Sir Derek Jacobi to produce and direct performances for charity events.
In former roles, Emma managed a department in a rapidly growing insurance brokers and also established the youth performance, music and dance programmes for the Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay (USA) within their Summer Camps.
Emma’s favourite musical of all time is either Legally Blonde or Calamity Jane. Both are hideously embarrassing to admit, but their cast recordings can make any day better. Although Hamilton is probably what she’ll tell you if you question her…