Emma Bernard directs performance for stage, screen, site-specific locations and concert platforms.She works across musical, verbal, visual, and physical performance disciplines, making complex, humane, playful and provocative work in collaboration with a diverse range of people including single artists and groups of hundreds, experienced professionals and absolute beginners. She has worked extensively for Streetwise Opera, most recently as Associate Artistic Director, and has collaborated with organisations such as:

African Heritage Centre, Almeida Opera, Artsadmin, Askew and Avis, BAC, The Barbican Centre, Bath Literature Festival, BBC Concert Orchestra, Beijing Music Festival, BFI Southbank, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Bloomsbury Festival, Cardboard Citizens, Chisenhale Dance, Crying Out Loud, Dartington Summer School, Genius Sweatshop, Glyndebourne, Guildhall, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, Home Live Art, IF festival, The Imperial War Museum, Jewish Music Institute, JW3, Kerry Nichols Dance, Kinetica Bloco. King’s Place, LSO St Lukes, La Breche -Normandy, Liverpool Lantern Company, Metal, Milton Keynes Gallery, National Theatre Studio, National Portrait Gallery, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Opera North, Oxford Contemporary Music, People Show, Protein Dance, Rimini Protokol, Ripstop Theatre, The Royal Opera House, Scarlet Theatre, The Shout, Southwark Playhouse, Spitalfields Music, Sound and Music, Sound UK, Southbank Centre, Tete-a-Tete:The Opera Festival, Thames Festival, Theatre Royal Norwich, University of The Arts, University of Surrey, Vivacity, The Voice Project, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Young Vic Theatre

and with artists including:

Dragan Aleksic, Tom Armstrong, Rebecca Askew, Jonathan Baker, Alexander Balanescu, Timothy Bird, Jyll Bradley, Gavin Bryars, Grainne Byrne, Myra Calix, Joanna Coates, Karen Da Silva, Anna Dennis, Ben Duke, Gisele Edwards, Christine Entwisle, Iain Finlay, Zannie Fraser, Rob Gildon, Ben Glasstone, Jess Gormley, Orlando Gough, Emily Hall, Michael Henry, Tyrone Huggins, Rupert Jones, Sophie Jump, Katrina Lindsay, Doug Livingstone, Helena Lymbery, Hannah Marshall, Anna Meredith, Graeme Miller, Dan Milne, Joe Moran, Laura Moody, Cindy Oswin, Melanie Pappenheim, Delia Peel, Evelina Petrova, Jeremy Peyton-Jones, Nigel Piper, Jocelyn Pook, Matan Rochlitz, Amanda Roocroft, David Sheppard, Lorin Sklamberg, Andrew Staples, Gary Stevens, Deborah Thomas, Livi Vaughan, Duncan Ward, Elizabeth Watts, Anna Watson, David Watson, Naomi Wilkinson, Jonathan Williams, Sarah Woods, Victoria Worsley, Chahine Yavroyan, Wedzi Zvirevo