A recent graduate from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BA Drama and Dance, Emily is going to continue her education at New York University Steinhardt studying a Master of Music Vocal Performance (MusicTheatre).
Born in Hong Kong, Emily has moved around living in places such as Vancouver, Toronto, and London as she continues her education and professional development in the performing arts. Performing from a young age, she has had the opportunity to work with professional artists all across the world. These experiences fuelled her passion for the performing arts – in particular, musical theatre.
Attending high school at Brentwood College School, she immersed herself in as many performing arts options as possible participating in the choirs, dance, drama and musical theatre programs for the majority of the four years; at graduation, she received the Head of School Awards for the Arts.
Moving to Toronto after graduation, she attended City Dance Corps and continued her vocal training with Allison Arends. Involved in two 24-hour musical projects, two major productions as a performer and one production as a rehearsal manager in the space of six months challenged her to learn more about the performing arts.
Throughout her Bachelors at Royal Holloway, she has been heavily involved with RHSU Musical Theatre Society performing in four major productions and being on the production team for two. In 2017, she went to the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Ethereal Theatre Company. Emily played the role of Crystal and their production of Little Shop of Horrors received a 4-star review from Broadway Baby. Finding a passion for marketing and graphic design, she has been involved in several projects over the years publicizing productions including Savoy Opera Society’s production of The Gondoliers which went up to the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate. As part of the theatre company, Discourse Collective, they created an original devised piece called ‘Figures’ which premiered at Royal Holloway Drama Department’s Finalists’ Festival in 2019.
Taking advantage of many opportunities and with every new discovery she is one step closer to her goals.
Emily is an up-and-coming graphic designer who specialized in brand identity, web design and photo editing. Some past projects consisted of creating digital marketing material for websites, newsletters, magazines and social media using platforms such Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In her theatrical projects as a Publicity Officer, she has taken acting headshots, rehearsal photos, videos and production photos. She has a certificate as a Digital Marketing Specialist – Social Media Marketing from Digital Marketing Institute accredited by University of Utah.
Please email for a design portfolio.
Ethereal Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors is a powerhouse of zany energy. The 12-strong cast dazzle with insatiable enthusiasm. Little Shop of Horrors is a colourful and zealous show with a relentless vitality that guarantees a whole lot of fun.
If you are looking for a professional who is committed, brings a fantastic positive spirit to your team and is humble and happy to learn and improve constantly – Emily is the one. In the 3 years I have known this young lady, she was always extremely professional, always doing above and beyond of what was expected of, leading with confidence and encouraging everyone around her. She always comes prepared and is not afraid to pull up her sleeves and do what it takes to make things happen. She is truly one of a kind.
Opera Kelowna worked this year with Emily remotely from London as well as here locally this year – and from near or afar she was a self directed, highly professional and expert team member. She brought expertise to the table to make both strategic and tactical recommendations, developed a comprehensive plan to take us through the season – yet was flexible when the pivots were necessary and aligned with a professional outcome. Emily was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her – in the busy arts world having such a creative, dependable team member can be invaluable!
The graphics has been prepared so they meet the Opera Kelowna branding and enhance the professional image of Opera Kelowna. Since she has taken on the role our engagement rate has increased significantly and we have expanded out following.
Her rehearsal protocols are impeccable and she digs deep to find the heart of a character, aiming to perform with authenticity and reality. At scheduled rehearsals and at performers’ requests, she enthusiastically helped her peers work through script and musical issues. As her director, I am impressed with her true grit and stamina. She is made of the right stuff for a tough business.
In my 25 years of teaching, I have rarely encountered a student with all the capabilities that Emily has. She is organized, enthusiastic, assiduous, dauntless, imaginative, compassionate and perceptive. Any organization/group would be lucky to have Emily in their fold, as she would bring all of these gifts.
I would like to bring to your attention an exemplary student of the arts. A singer. A dancer. A potter. A model student of the arts: Emily Bradbury.