Emilie is a freelance performer and creator, based in Berlin, Germany.
From 2017-2021 she danced with Göteborgs Operans Danskompani under the artistic direction of Katrín Hall. During this time she originated roles in new works by: Yoann Bourgeois, Paul and Christine Blackman, Sharon Eyal, Club Guy and Roni, Roy Assaf, Marina Mascarell, and Damien Jalet. Leriche began her career dancing with Hubbard Street Dance
Chicago under the direction of Glenn Edgerton; after two years in their second company, she spent another four dancing in the main company prior to moving to Sweden. In recent years she has created work on Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and ISHIDA dance company, and generated her own research alongside her colleagues at GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.
In 2021, her project On Mending (a collaboration with Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern), was selected for Orsolina 28’s “Call for Creation” fellowship where the work was initially developed as a dance for film.
In the summer of 2022, with the support of the Princess Grace Foundation, the work continued its development as a live production in residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City. Her latest work, Well, created for NDT 2 premiered in July of 2022 as a part of Nederlands Dans Theater’s “Up&Coming Choreographers” program.