Emma Southworth is Senior Producer of The Royal Ballet's Studio Programme. She is responsible for developing and producing the dance programme in the Linbury Studio Theatre, as well as choreographic and additional projects within The Royal Ballet. Southworth joined the Company in June 2013 from The Place.
Southworth studied Music at the University of Sheffield and graduated in 1996, going on to work with Birmingham Arts Marketing. With DanceXchange she was Project Manager for British Dance Edition 2002 and Programme Manager for The Patrick Centre, where she developed and established DanceXchange's new venue within Birmingham Hippodrome. In 2007 she was Producer for the inaugural International Dance Festival Birmingham. In 2008 Southworth became Deputy Director of Theatre and Artist Development at The Place, where she oversaw the management of both the Robin Howard Dance Theatre and the department, as well as the project management of British Dance Edition 2012.
In March 2012 Southworth was appointed a governor of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Previous positions include being a Trustee of The Opera Group.