Best known for her role as the independent rebel, Josie Trent, in the Emmy winning TV series, Strange Days at Blake Holsey High and as the sassy Mona, in the animation series Mona the Vampire. Emma is a chameleon who relishes getting into character and has performed, in both dramatic and comedy roles. Nominated for two Young Artist Awards for her roles in Mary Cassatt an American Impressionist and Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, one of Emma’s most memorable experiences was the dramatic role of young Agnes in the Golden Globe nominated film The Shipping News directed by Lasse Hallstrom.
After graduating from the Arts Canterbury Theatre program Emma continued performing while attending university where, in the words of one producer, “she managed to combine acting and school seamlessly.” After completing the animation pilot The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog, and performing alongside Daryl Hannah, in All the Good Ones are Married, Emma headed off to Britain where she completed third year studies in Mass Communication and Film at the University of East Anglia. Along with her film and communications courses Emma had the opportunity to study Shakespeare, British theatre and scene study. While in England she also volunteered and performed with the Minotaur Theater Company on the university campus. Emma completed her studies in Canada and was awarded High Honours in her Bachelor of Arts, (Communication /Film) degree.
After completing certification in “The Art of Directing,” through the Summer Institute of Film and Television, Emma voiced both Holly Bear and Eliza, in The Adventures of Benjamin Bear, for Amberwood studios. She also enjoyed acting alongside her sister Sally, once again, in the live action series, Overruled! both of which are currently airing on the Family channel.
Emma is currently lending her voice to the feisty Wallaby in the animated detective series The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog, a co-production between Canada and France airing in on TVO. She is also exploring her love of accents playing the British Elspeth in the animated series Gawyan.
Emma has traveled Canada and Europe, for both business and pleasure, and she has recently earned her credentials as a certified yoga teacher, qualifying her as a member of the international Yoga Alliance. Emma loves instructing drama classes for Orleans Young Players and is excited about sharing her talent and experience with her enthusiastic students. She is passionate about acting and looks forward to a future full of performances on stage and screen.
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