Photo: Alana DaSilva
The French-American Emilie Leriche (USA) is dancer and creator, based in Sweden with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. During her time with the company she has originated roles in new works by: Yoann Bourgeois, Paul and Christine Blackman, Sharon Eyal, Club Guy and Roni, Roy Assaf, Marina Mascarell, and Damien Jalet. Her career has travelled her many places, and built her many homes.
Leriche began her career dancing with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; after two years in their second company, she spent another four dancing in the main company prior to moving to Sweden. Over her years at GöteborgsOperan, she has felt herself drawn towards creation, towards the tender place we go as artists when we decide to build and explore something new. She has created work for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, and generated her own research alongside her colleagues at GöteborgsOperan. In 2021 her project, On Mending (a collaboration with Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern), was selected as a part of Orsolina 28’s “Call for Creation” fellowship and residency initiative. With the support of the Princess Grace Foundation, in 2022 the work will continue its developement in residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City.
In the 2021-2022 season, Emilie will make her debut as a choreographer for NDT, creating new work for Up & Coming Choreographers in 2022.