Emily Haussler, founder of RESILIENCE Dance Company

2022 Marcus Artist-in-Residence: Lecture Demonstration with RESILIENCE Dance Company

Featuring Performing Arts Department Alum Emily Haussler (LA '18)

RESILIENCE Dance Company presents a lecture-demo event as part of the Marcus Residency through Washington University Performing Arts Department. Join us as RDC dancers perform excerpts from previous and upcoming works, exploring ideas such as care, humanity, and memory. Witness and partake in a live collaborative choreographic process and learn about their work as it challenges toxic norms in the dance world. 

COVID-19 policies for patrons

All patrons 12 years and older will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination or provide a negative COVID test upon arrival at the venue. If you are a WashU student, faculty, or staff member, you may show your WashU ID as proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test.

All attendees are required to complete a health screener within 4 hours of arrival to campus. Be prepared to show the “Cleared for Campus” result to event staff upon arrival.
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Masks are to be worn at all times while indoors on the Wash U campus. That includes the Edison lobby area, restrooms, and while seated in the Annelise Mertz Dance Studio.


Emily Haussler is the Founder and Director of RESILIENCE Dance Company. Since founding the company in 2019, Emily has choreographed two full-length works (Stanzas & Sculptures, Making Room), directed two dance film projects (There are No Rules, Collective Realities), and produced several professional and community dance events. Artistically, Emily’s work focuses on finding visceral human connections through embodied empathy, vulnerability, and honesty. Most often she creates collaboratively, drawing on her dancers’ voices in addition to improvisational, modern, and contemporary techniques. Emily holds a B.A. in Dance and Biology from Washington University in St. Louis (2018) and has danced professionally with Common Thread Contemporary Ballet (2017) and Emily Duggins Dance (2019), and as a Trainee for both Nashville Ballet (2018) and Big Muddy Dance Company (2019). Outside her company, her works have been shown at EXCHANGE Choreography Festival and independently produced at the Looby Theater in Nashville, TN. Emily also teaches master classes to university students and organizes mental heath and dance workshops, both of which feed her passion for community work. 


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The Marcus Residency is made possible by a fund established by the late Dr. Morris D. Marcus in memory of his wife, Margaret.