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Gwyn Emberton

  - Choreography

   - Performance

   - Pedagogy

   - Rehearsal Directing

   - Producing

   - Dramaturgy


+46 0730 35 79 84

About Me

I am a choreographer, performer, rehearsal director, producer and dramaturg, with over 20 years of international experience in contemporary dance. Originally I come from Wales, UK, and have been living in Malmö, Sweden since early 2020. I am the Artistic Director of Jones the Dance based in Wales, as well as a freelance maker and rehearsal director in Sweden. My practice sits somewhere between contemporary dance and dance theatre. 


Current projects 

Immersive dance film project - Choreographer and Director - dance film in development for Jones the Dance 2023/24

Autobiography of the Body - Choreographer - development supported by Skånes Dansteater, MARC and Region Skåne - 2023/24

Skånes Dansteater - Freelance Rehearsal Director - various ongoing projects

Artistic director - Jones the Dance (formerly Gwyn Emberton Dance), Wales based dance company

Co-director, collaborator, performer and maker - Light, Ladd & Emberton 


Choreographic works

Autobiography of the Body - Development 2022/23 Sweden

Immersive film / dance project R&D 2019/20 & production 2022/3 (Jones the Dance) - selected for Tanzmesse 2020, creation April to June 2023 touring Sweden Autumn 2023/Wales 2024

Ingot (University of Wales) 2018 in collaboration with Martyn Ware and Sarah Hopkins

Raft (Gwyn Emberton Dance) 2017 

Shadow of a Quiet Society (Gwyn Emberton Dance) 2015/16

Triptych III ( De Oscuro) 2015/16

Of the Earth, from where I came 2014/16 - performed as part of Dance Roads, at British Dance Edition and iCoDaCo 2014/16

My People (Gwyn Emberton Dance)  2013/15



As a dancer in my earlier career, I worked with many leading UK companies and choreographers such as Akram Khan, Matthew Bourne and Scottish Dance Theatre. I also worked with Inbal Pinto in Israel. Most recently I have been performing in works I co-create with Light, Ladd and Emberton. 

Collaborations / co-choreographing, co-directing, co-devising, co-writing 

Tipping Points Research (Light, Ladd & Emberton) 2021/22

amser/time film supported by BBC and One Dance UK (Light, Ladd & Emberton) 2021

Deliver a Dance Christmas Party (Light, Ladd & Emberton) 2020 - Director, writer, choreographer

Disgo Zoom Disco (by Light, Ladd & Emberton for Greenman Festival) 2020 - Director, writer 

It will come later (iCoDaCo) - 2018/20 - Dramaturg, producer, writer

Owain Glyndwr Silent Disco (Light, Ladd & Emberton) 2017/19 - Dance Umbrella, Wales wide tours

Croesi Traeth/Crossing a beach (Light, Ladd & Emberton) 2017 - Commissioned by Gregynog Festival

Babulus (iCoDaCo with Lee Brummer, Israel Aloni, Johanna Nuutinnen & Eddie Ladd) 2016/17 

Caitlin (Light, Ladd & Emberton) 2014/19 - Edinburgh and British Council Showcases, BBC Dance Passion film, India tour

Fyra (iCoDaCo with Lee Brummer, Israel Aloni & Ido Batash) 2014 - Israel, Wales, Sweden


Teaching and Rehearsal Directing

Company/professional classes, vocational training, workshops and body/work for dancers: Skånes Dansteater, National Dance Company Wales, DanscentrumSyd, Ballet Cymru, The Place & London Contemporary Dance School, Greenwich Dance, Middlesex University, Hong Kong’s City Contemporary Dance Centre and Göteborg & Stockholms Balettakademien (for iCoDaCo) + rehearsal directing for Skånes Dansteater, Russell Maliphant Company, Inbal Pinto, Tel Aviv. 



BA honours (First Class) in Dance Performance - Middlesex University, London - 1999


Awards, accolades, associate artist  

Triptych III -     Winner, Best Choreographer, Wales Theatre Awards 2015  

Caitlin        -    Winner, Best Dance Production, Wales Theatre Awards 2014

My People -    Winner, Ann Sholem and Roy Campbell Moore Award 2014 

Aberystwyth Arts Centre - 2012/17

Chapter’s Creative Producer programme, Coreo Cymru - 2015/16

One Dance UK Dancer’s Mentoring programme - 2015/16



Sally Noonan, Ex-Chair of the Board - Jones the Dance, +61477670797,

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