Emily Duggins

Dance | Entering Year: 2022

Emily Duggins is a candidate for the MFA in Dance. As a St. Louis based freelance choreographer, she has premiered four evening-length works and created pieces for several local dance companies. Her choreographic processes strive to prioritize the humans involved over the art being created, seeking to build genuine care and empathy among the collaborators that might be felt by the viewer and shared beyond the stage. In her time as an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, she developed CityDance, a program that brings free dance education to youth in the community. Following her time in graduate school, she hopes to continue choreographing in St. Louis and beyond, and to teach dance at the collegiate level.