Emily Running

Emily Running (Founder)

Vision Director
Strategic Partnerships Lead

Service Organization Council Chair for Dance/USA

Vision Director + Strategic Partnerships Lead

Service Organization Council Chair with Dance/USA

What does that mean?
As the Founder of Dance Wire I am the original creator of the vision. I work closely with staff, board, ambassadors, and the community to refine, adapt, and keep the vision moving forward. I also oversee all work with our contracted partners. I interact on a high level with all constituents and work directly with people interested in partnering with Dance Wire as sponsors, community partners, and collaborators. I am our resident Canva expert and delight in creating visual content to help tell Dance Wire’s story and support our 1:1 participants in learning to tell their story effectively. (here is my latest work of visual business art)

My zone of genius is seeing connections and establishing mutually beneficial partnerships.

1:1 Session areas of expertise:

  • Defining and clarifying vision
  • Canva, pitch decks, and visual storyboards
  • Freelance work
  • Resume/website/portfolios
  • Strategic relationships
  • Board training
  • Business management 

Education/Training/Professional Memberships:

  • Nonprofit Association of Oregon current member
  • Dance/USA – Service Organization Council Chair | Board of Trustees | Member
  • Art of Leadership Training – RACC 2017
  • DIY Bookkeeping – 3 week course + 4 one on one trainings – RACC – 2014
  • Business Foundations I – 6 week course – Mercy Corps NW – 2013
  • Imagine This! A Seminar on Bringing Arts & Creativity to Classrooms – RACC – Portland, OR 2012
  • Teaching Artist Curriculum Development – 8 week course – The Music Center, Los Angeles CA 2006
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance in Dance from University of Montana, Missoula MT – Graduated with Honors 2003 

Experience: Linked In

Artistic life outside Dance Wire:
I am a freelance choreographer and performer currently working on a dance film project – you can learn more on my personal website movementinspired.com.

I am also a guest artist with ProLab Dance – a site-specific dance company based in Portland and ElaFala – a project-based contemporary dance company.

Why my work at Dance Wire is meaningful to me:

I know dancers are competent, creative, driven, and have an incredibly unique and valuable perspective to offer the world. But the struggle is real. Anything I can do to help a dancer live up to their potential brings me immense joy and satisfaction.