Holding a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts (Dance), Emmanuelle Martin received her dance training in France (Centre chorégraphique Vendetta Mathea, Epsedanse), United States (Towson University) and Canada (UQÀM). She has worked with artists such as Bruno Guilloré (Hofesh Shechter Company), Rudy Bryans (Opéra de Marseille), Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell (Alvin Ailey School of Dance), Tom Weinberger (Batsheva Dance Company) and Victor Quijada (RUBBERBANDance Group). Emmanuelle specializes in Contemporary and Urban Dances (more specifically Hip Hop, Popping, Waving, House). She has collaborated with Eva Kolarova, Kim San Chau, Compagnie du Visage, Johanne Gour, Geneviève Lauzon, the visual artists Sebastien Cliche and Bettina Hoffman, and the musical Les Dix Commandments, the actor/singer Mario Saint-Amand, the worldwide renown singer Celine Dion among others. In 2017, she joined the singaporean P7 :1sma Dance Company as a former dancer for the 2017/18 season.
This troup fuses traditional Malay dance and contemporary dance. In parallel, she works with Maya Dance Theater (Kavitha Krishnan) during her stay there. Currently, Emmanuelle collaborates with Quebec based companies such as Québec Opera, Trip the Light Fantastic (Kyra Jean Green), Bouge de Là (Hélène Langevin), Sinha Danse (Roger Sinha), Ample Man Danse (Simon Ampleman), Imprudanses, PPS Danse and Van Grimde Corps Secrets (Isabelle Van Grimde). Equally, Emmanuelle just joined VALLETO Dance Company based in the US for their virtual season Fall 2020 given the pandemic situation.
She is very curious and excited to dive in this non precedent process with them.
As a choreographer, Emmanuelle has created commissioned choreographies for various projects and organizations, including Les Productions Multisens, Sissone Dance Art, Ballet Ouest of Montreal, Flashback Musical... Equally, she produces her own work in which she depicts her Life philosophy and addresses the issues that our society is facing nowadays (global warming, overconsumption, animal cruelty, pollution, chemical industry, disconnection...). She envisions Life as an interconnection and interdependence of all beings. She is a firm believer in the benefits of meditation. She currently works on her new solo Encounter which was premiered in August 2020.
“The artists' capacity of resilience and their adaptive abilities, and specifically dancers and choreographers, is one of the things that has always astonished me. VALLETO's great idea of an Online Season got me very intrigued and curious right away. I saw in this process an opportunity not only to grow and renew myself as a dancer, an artist and a human being but also to explore new ways to connect and share with one another”.