Emily Bradbury- award winning singer, dramatist, actress
Beginning dance classes at age 3, Emily has been performing from a young age and has had the opportunity to work with professional artists all across the world including, Luke Brown, Susan Cuthbert, Valeria Easton, Peter Jorgensen, and Andrew Swift. These experiences have fuelled her passion for the performing arts – in particular, musical theater.
During her high school years at Brentwood College School in Mill Bay, BC, she immersed herself in as many performing arts options as possible. Participating in the choirs, dance, drama and musical theater programs for the majority of her four years there, she learned about many different aspects of the performing arts. As part of the choir and the vocal jazz ensemble, she had the opportunity to perform at MusicFest Nationals in both Toronto in 2013 and Vancouver in 2014.
In Emily’s final year, she was elected as the Captain of Musical Theatre where she grew beyond the role as a performer and became an advisor & role model to her peers. This was the first year that the Grade 8 class performed a musical and Emily was offered the position to assist with the process to expand her knowledge and skills. Based on her previous performing experience and her relationship with the junior students after a couple of rehearsals, she was appointed as director and lighting designer. This culminated is a successful 3-show run open to the public. After her years of service and dedication to the performing arts, she received the Head of School Award for the Arts.
After graduation, Emily moved across the country to Toronto, ON where she had decided to spend her gap year exploring her art further before heading off to university. She attended dance classes at City Dance Corps and continued to develop her voice with private vocal coaching with Allison Arends. Involved in two 24-hour musical projects, two major productions as a performer and one production as a Rehearsal Manager/ASM in the space of six months kept her challenged and learning more about her chosen field.
When starting at Royal Holloway in September 2016, Emily threw herself into auditioning for the Musical Theatre Society and got cast in their Autumn production of Bring It On. In the spring of 2017, the opportunity to shadow the producer of the Musical Theatre Society’s production of Spring Awakening gave her some new skills to add to her tool belt. After a phenomenal year with the Musical Theatre Society, Emily was elected to be the Publicity Officer for the upcoming year 2017-18. This role includes coordinating all forms of social media and being the creative eye for the vision of the group.
Most recently, Emily was cast as the role of Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors with Ethereal Theatre Company where the show will be performed at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2017.