A native of Derry, Emer has been living and working in Dublin for most of her life.
In 2016, she completed her Advanced Actor & Facilitator Certification with the Michael Chekhov International Academy (Berlin) under Master Tutor, Joerg Andrees. She is currently the Convener of the Michael Chekhov Studio Dublin.
Recent theatre credits include roles with Malaprop Theatre (Jericho), Fortune’s Fool Productions (The Taming Of The Shrew), the Samuel Beckett Theatre (Don Jose in Carmen Disruption), Umbrella Theatre Company (Afterlife), Smock Alley (Sugar Mice) and numerous roles in the Pavilion Theatre including Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa, Mena in Sive, and Madame de Volanges in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Emer also has extensive experience in living history performance through her work with Deilg Inis Theatre Company.
TV credits include Scúp (TG4/Stirling TV) and Fir, Marú agus Grá (TG4). She has appeared in a number of short films including Jade and Old Romantics.
Emer’s voiceover work includes online campaigns for Unicef and Concern, corporate video and documentary narration. Previous radio work includes a weekly slot, The Ladies, with Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk.
In 2016, she was invited to direct a one-woman stage adaptation of the novel, Fallen by Lia Mills, as part of the One City One Book festival. This was performed in The Lexicon Studio, Dun Laoghaire & The Mill, Dundrum.
Emer is an accomplished singer with a rich alto voice.
Emer is also an experienced youth theatre facilitator and drama teacher, holding both Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in Drama Teaching (RIAM) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education (QUB). She is an examiner with the Irish Board of Speech & Drama and an experienced adjudicator.