Emily Wanserski has worked with cultural nonprofits, for-profit entertainment entities, higher education institutions, and multiple public agencies. With 10+ years of experience in LA's creative economy, she collaborates with entrepreneurs and artists to bring light to immediate action items that get them closer to their vision. Selected clients, projects, and employers include: the Annenberg Foundation, Arts Bridging the Gap, Barak Ballet, Banjee Ball/Purple Crush, BODYTRAFFIC, Boeing, Chicago Bulls, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, City of West Hollywood, Ground Grooves TV, Heidi Duckler Dance, Intel, Jim Henson Company, LA Contemporary Dance Company, LA Follies, MashUp Contemporary Dance Company, Marissa Labog, Melanie George, MUDA, Nike, Royal Shakespeare Company, Suarez Dance Theater, Sundance Film Festival, Teresa Toogie Barcelo, University of Southern California, UP Productionz, and WHYTEBERG. 

An active member of the LA dance community, Emily served on Dance/USA's 2018 LA Conference Host Committee. In collaboration with Laura Berg + Gracie Whyte of WHYTEBERG and choreographer Madison Hicks, Emily launched JUMPSTART/LA, an intensive program crafted for early career dancers and choreographers in July 2022. JUMPSTART/LA aims to not only empower artists with a deeper understanding of LA’s dance ecosystem, but also provide insight on essential entrepreneurial and financial skills.

 

Emily has taught at AMDA, CalState LA, Santa Monica College, UCLA, and the University of Michigan, and she was honored to be part of the Artist Campaign School's inaugural cohort in 2017. Emily holds dual degrees, BA in Political Science & BFA in Dance, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

 

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Grant panels: 

  • LA County Department of Arts & Culture's Organizational Grant Program — 2021, 2013

  • City of West Hollywood, Arts Projects + Organizational Development Programs — 2021

  • City of Los Angeles' Department of Cultural Affairs, Operating Grant Program — 2018

  • City of Culver City Performing Arts Grant — 2014