WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2021 by New Zealand born, Emma Western, Pro-West Dance Company is Western Australia's only diversified dance company. Unlike any other professional company on this side of Australia, we are versatile in the styles we perform and don't just focus on a single genre.
Specialising in private, commercial & corporate events, PWDC provides high-class professional performances for all occasions. We aim to be the go-to choice for upcoming events held in our side of the world.
Pro-West Dance Company values the diversity of performers from all over the world. We strive to give all the chance to perform, especially to those that have been looked over in their past from other professional contracts and companies. We value the talent that one can possess and believe that alongside ambition and determination, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. PWDC is only a stepping stone for allowing your dreams to become reality.
Join us as we revolutionize the face of dance companies in Western Australia.
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Emma began training as a dancer at the age of 5 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. It began with Ballet, which then led to starting other styles; Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop. Once Emma left school in 2015, she took a gap year overseas, living, working and dancing in her other home, England. It was a life-changing experience and being able to learn from other amazing teachers opening her eyes up to the international world of dance.
In 2018 Emma completed her Diploma in Performing Arts (Commercial Dance) & in 2019 her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts (Performing Arts) in Wellington, New Zealand. She has been teaching and choreographing since 2014 in styles such as; Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical & Contemporary to name a few.
In 2019 Emma made her first professional choreographic debut with her show 'Face to Face' in Wellington, NZ. It was a commercial and contemporary dance show about facing Greed in our lives.
Once moving to Perth in 2020, she then began her journey of dance on this side of the world. In 2021, she produced, choreographed and directed her second professional piece of work, MERCY as part of the FRINGE WORLD Festival.
Leading on from her show MERCY, Emma has now formed Pro-West Dance Company in hopes to bring WA's first professional & diversified group of dancers. Pro-West will be the number one choice for corporate, commercial and private events around the state. Emma is the youngest Company Director in WA, and is excited to bring a youthful & relatable touch to creative & performing arts.
At the beginning of 2022 Emma choreographed and directed two shows for FRINGE WORLD Festival, Where's the Happiness and an encore season of MERCY. Pro-West Dance Company were fortunate enough to win the overall award for the Dance and Physical Theatre section at Fringe with their show MERCY. This is an outstanding achievement and is now allowing the company to get the recognition they deserve.