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Emma Watkins and Elvin Melvin playing the drums at Carols by Candlelight

Dancer and filmmaker Emma Watkins began her performance career early from the age of 3, nurturing her love of dance and movement, performing ballet, Irish, hip-hop, tap and contemporary dance. After dancing in productions around Australia, France, India, Canada, China and New Zealand, Emma joined Australian children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles.

Emma’s passion for movement and body expression expanded to an interest in sign language and raising awareness of Australia's Deaf community since she was young. Ever since, Emma pursued studying sign language, completing her Diploma of Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and currently studying a Diploma in Interpreting at Deaf Connect and her PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney, focusing on the affective, artistic integrations of sign language, dance and film editing.

Sing Dance Sign … Emma Memma is children’s entertainment reimagined. Emma Memma is for everyone and everyone deserves to experience the joy of singing, dancing and learning sign language with Emma Memma. Empowering the next generation through movement, creativity, inclusiveness and friendship. Emma Memma, with her love of dance, sign language and music, brings visual communication to the forefront of the children’s media space.