Emily Meister is a Los Angeles based dance theatre artist, choreographer, performer, producer, educator, breathwork and sound bath practitioner, Reiki energy master and herbalist rooted in the wise woman tradition.
She has years of experience devising theatrical, site-specific and interactive works, both intimate and large scale, and has created and presented numerous solo, group and cinematic pieces of her own choreography and movement direction in Los Angeles, nationally and abroad. Emily is a Sound Healing Practitioner and Reiki Energy Master, offering individual to large group sound bath, energy work, guided body sensory activation, meditative visualization, and creative connectivity experiences.
Emily is the Director of The Artists’ Lab at AMDA College of the Performing Arts in Hollywood, CA., which supports students in the development of their own voices and work as creators, writers, directors, choreographers, filmmakers and producers. A graduate from Connecticut College with a BA in Dance Theatre Performance and Choreography, she has had the pleasure of working with The Private Theatre of NYC, Galiana + Nikolchev’s The Useless Room, Annie Saunders/Wilderness, HomeLA, Fire Trial Films, Meredith Monk, Jeremy Nelson Dance, Roya Carreras, Jay Carlon, Riactor, Robin Bisio, Nugent Dance, Catherine Bennett, Santa Barbara Summer Dance, and Motion Theater Dance Company. Emily is a certified Herbalist through the Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education and is currently receiving her Breathwork Facilitator Training through the Sacred Breath Academy.
She is a life adventurer, a storyteller, and a seeker. Her passion lies in connecting with and supporting people, creating spaces, collaborating with others, and making energy-responsive work and movement film stories. It is in her nature to explore and collect. Her movement aesthetic originates from a sensory-based exploratory process, and listening/reacting to an environment and others. She is grounded in a place of wonder and discovery, and is in a constant state of exploration of various ways of being, both mentally and physically. A steward of the earth, in both healing and physical arts, she dives deep into investigation, and integrates these elements into her way of being and artistic practices.