Emma Hawthorne


Since graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Musical Theatre, Emma has become a seasoned performer in musical theatre, cabaret, film and television. Most recently Emma played the role of Velma in Handa Opera’s West Side Story on Sydney Harbour and appeared in the national revival tour of MAMMA MIA! 
Other musical theatre credits include the Australasian tour of Wicked (Gordon Frost Organisation), Dusty (The Production Company), Annie (Gordon Frost Organisation), Dr Zhivago (Gordon Frost Organisation),West Side Story (West Side Story Australasia), Fiddler on the Roof (TML Enterprises), Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Three Amigos Productions), Kiss Me Kate (The Production Company), Hats Off, and Godspell: Prepare Ye (Hayden Tee).
Emma also loves cabaret performance and debuted her first solo show entitled Catch a Falling Star in 2013 which also featured an exhibition of her artworks. Other cabaret credits include Emotional Baggage, Mini Cabs, and corporate work with Carousel Entertainment. Theatre credits include various Short and Sweet festivals, Brainstorm Productions and The Taming of the Shrew and Alice in Wonderland (Greencyc Productions). Children’s Entertainment credits include various Bilby Productions and host for the Wild Aussies (Promotechnics). Film credits include the MTV pilot Sick, short film Absence (SFS), and Optus campaign “The in-betweeners”.
Outside of performing, Emma is also a professional yoga instructor and choreographer and is a resident teacher at the Sydney Dance Company Studios. She also has an online studio, Omunay, where she produces fitness and dance classes for well being and health.