Founder & Company Director
After graduating with BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Manchester, Emma-Jane founded professional hip hop theatre company, Body Politic.
As Artistic Director, Emma-Jane Greig works collaboratively with creatives to approach taboo socio-politic subject matter with an authentic flair for integrating narrative with Hip Hop movement. Emma-Jane and Body Politic as a result have been selected by Oxford Dance Forum (ODF) for their 3-year producer support programme, to receive in-kind support to galvanize national partnerships. Alongside, this Emma-Jane was also selected to become an associates artist at Swindon Dance (2020-2022), the only regional dance agency to house an Urban CAT scheme for aspiring young Hip Hop artists.
In 2019, Body Politic’s first full-length Hip Hop theatre work ‘Father Figurine’ embarked on a National tour, touring to 10 venues across the UK including Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, Theatre Royal in Norwich and the Hat Factory in Luton. During Emma-Jane’s first touring project, she delivered 19 educational sessions and worked with 118 young people ages 11-25 years old.
Emma-Jane has a huge amount of experience at facilitating and workshops to engage vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups in the arts, and directing youth platforms. Her work as a freelance dance practitioner has included work in Pupil Referral Units, Mental Health Care in-patient wards, disabled groups, early intervention hubs as well as schools and FE colleges.
Emma-Jane’s passion is supporting others; helping others grow and providing a platform of opportunities that will enrich and impact the lives of others.
Emma-Jane is proud to be one of the only female choreographers in the UK touring Hip Hop dance theatre and is very excited about the scope this company has to transform the lives of others.