VIDEO: Emery LeCrone
The Self/The Dancer
Season 4 : Episode 1 | 6:34
Emery LeCrone was once told she was too tall to be in the piece they were working on as a company at North Carolina Dance Theatre (now known as Charlotte Ballet). Although this is a typical scene in the dance world — her reaction? Go back into the studio and make a solo.
Little did she know, this moment would spur a brand new trajectory as a contemporary choreographer, one she still finds herself passionately serving in NYC. Now, in her company Emery LeCrone Dance, she works alongside classically trained colleagues from companies such as ABT and New York City Ballet in embodying her unique physicality which she describes as “spiraling…a continuous transition from one thing to the next.” LeCrone’s well-rounded perspective not only applies to her artistic style but is also embodied in the way she finds inspiration and how she interacts with her dancers as intricate people and not just as trained bodies.
Here, she talks with us about relationships, the places she goes to keep herself engaged and the day-to-day life of a choreographer whose body of work is quickly blossoming.