Emma Yarbrough

In addition to her role as assistant director of Emory Arts, Emma Yarbrough is a writer and performer who works in personal storytelling and the world of immersive theater experiences. A proud alum of Emory University, she has spent the past decade working to enhance…

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Arts and Social Justice Fellows Program welcomes 11 Atlanta artists to Emory classrooms this fall

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Using Art to Teach Social Justice

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Maggie Beker

Maggie Beker is an Atlanta based actor, writer, and comedian. She is a Project Coordinator for Emory Arts with a focus on student engagement and student experience. Her personal work plays with magical realism, and she likes to imagine a world where something wonderful hides…

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Jacque Pritz

Jacquelyn (Jacque) Pritz is an Atlanta based dancer, choreographer, and arts administrator. She is Program Coordinator of Emory Arts and a company member of ALA Dance and Bautanzt Here. Her choreography examines the connection between her personal identity as a Filipino-American woman and the collective…

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Kevin Karnes

Kevin C. Karnes is a musicologist who studies sounding expressions of identity, difference, and belonging in eastern and central Europe from the nineteenth century to the present. His work combines archival research and ethnography, engaging projects in such domains as sound studies, anthropology, philosophy, art…

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Jessica Hill

Jessica Hill (she/her) is an actor, improviser, and scholar. She is interested in applied theatre and improv as tools for examining our experiences and strategizing for more just futures. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Public…

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Juel D. Lane

Juel D. Lane one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.” He has performed nationally and internationally with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, and currently dances with Bessie Award winning Camille A. Brown & Dancers. He is the Executive Artistic Associate with the Black Acting Methods Studio.  In 2012, Lane…

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Alex Mari

Alex Mari is an interdisciplinary performance artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Mari explores the cramped spaces of social identity and liminality through performance, objects, installation, body art, video, writing, conceptual art and street intervention. She seeks societal reorganization through a QTBIPOC feminist lens in order to…

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Leo Briggs

Leo Briggs (she/they) is a dance artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. They graduated summa cum laude from the Dance & Movement Studies program at Emory University, with a secondary major in Chemistry. Leo's research documents the modern queer and trans liberation movement and connects it to a…

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