Since graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada (Production, 2011), Émilie Martel has worked as an assistant director in opera with Oriol Tomas on the North American and European scene : The Consul (2011), Le 4e enfant-lune (2012), Don Pasquale (2014), Les Caprices de Marianne (France, 2014-2016), and Leonore ou l’amour conjugal (Washington, New York 2017) and La Traviata (Iceland, 2019). She has been a scholarship’s recipient at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s program Open Space : Opera in the 21st century in 2017. As a part of this program, she assisted stage director Joel Ivany’s take on Claude Vivier’s Kopernicus as well as participating in workshops which questionned and challenged the discipline’s conventions. She also gives movement and acting workshops to opera singers.
In parallel with her work in opera, she collaborates as a production manager and assistant director with many theatre and dance companies and also co-directs the dance event Parcours Danse in Montreal, a biennal allowing local choreographers to present their work in front of international, national and regional presenters.