Emily was born and raised in Athens, Greece and moved to London in August 2013 to study English Literature at UCL. In 2016-2018 she received an MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck College, University of London during which she was also trained on the BA of Drama Centre. In April 2015, Emily founded a theatre company under the name Collide Theatre, bringing together a group of inter-disciplinary artists sharing a passion to explore unconventional theatre spaces and bold texts. For more information about Emily and Collide, please visit her personal website.
In 2017-2018, Emily was the Resident Assistant Director at HOME in Manchester where she assisted Walter Meierjohann, Bijan Sheibani, and the Tiger Lillies on their main-stage productions. She also directed her own projects, as well as running a number of educational programmes and workshops. For 2019, Emily was the Staff Director on OperaUpClose's National Tour of Puccini's La Bohème. In 2020, she was the Resident Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Since 2021, Emily has been Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts London, a Visiting Lecturer and Visiting Director at East15, Warwick University, Birkbeck College, and ArtsEducational. She is also a Research Fellow at the Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre.