EMILEE NIMETZ is a multi-faceted creator: a spoken word poet, performance artist, playwright, blogger, choreographer, singer, and ukulele enthusiast.
Emilee is a graduate of Sheridan College's Musical Theatre Performance Program (2010) and attended The Banff Centre's Spoken Word Writer's Residency in 2014 under program director Tanya Evanson. This is where she began development of her forthcoming one-woman show, How To Build a Home.
As a poet, she has toured across Canada featuring at notable venues such as Art Bar (Toronto), Word Up (Regina), Tonight It's Poetry (Saskatoon), Tongues of Fire (Victoria), Vancouver Poetry Slam (Vancouver), Rain City Slam (Seattle) and Portland Poetry Slam. She is Vancouver's 2014 Individual Poetry Slam Champion and was a finalist in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in 2015. She represented Vancouver at the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. Her work has been showcased on Button Poetry, and Best of Button. She has published 3 chapbooks of poetry: I'm Big But I'm Little (the ones), This Is Still A Love Story (the twos), and Girl In A Fur Coat.
Some of Emilee's training includes Cecchetti Ballet, Suzuki Method, Viewpoints, Fosse Jazz, Clown, Shakespeare, Character Mask, Improv, Contact, and Aerial Silks. She attended Rhee Gold's Dance Life Teacher's Conference in 2015 and is a member of the BC Dance Educators Association. For a full list of Emilee's credits including choreography, please visit the CONTACT page.
Emilee's favourite performance credits include Judas in Godspell (IANA Theatre Company), choreographing the world premiere of Aleck Bell: Canada's Pop Rock Musical! (IANA), Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Sheridan College), Metamorphoses (Sheridan), and Pippin (Sheridan).
Emilee currently resides in Victoria, BC where she works in Arts Education as a poetry workshop facilitator, dance instructor, and choreographer. In her free time, Emilee enjoys dipping her toes into the magical waters of the Pacific Ocean while contemplating the great mysteries of life and love. She also enjoys eating snacks and watching Netflix.