B i o g r a p h y
Emily McKnight is a Sydney based actor, musician and children’s entertainer. She has a Bachelor of Creative Arts and English from Macquarie University, and an Advanced Diploma of Acting from the Actors Centre Australia. She was the recipient of the Emerging Artist award for the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2019 as well as being nominated for Best Actor. Her theatrical credits include; Macbeth (SheShakespeare), TickTickBoom (subtlenuance), Gravity Guts (Company of Rogues), Ginger. Black. Brunette. Blonde. (Company of Rogues).
Her television credits include; Jay’s Jungle (Ambience Entertainment) and Black Comedy (ABC). She is also the narrator of the audio tour at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney.
Emily writes and presents the annual Kur-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra Kids’ Proms concerts, children’s shows for the Acacia Quartet, Arcadia Wind Quintet and children’s activities at Sydney Symphony family concerts. In 2017 she toured with Poetry in Action to schools across Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. She volunteers for Storyville and Books In Homes–regularly reading stories for young children. Emily is a children’s singer- ‘Emily Who’– and has just released her debut album. In 2020 Emily was selected for the Artist Meets Early Years program at the Visioni Festival in Bologna, Italy, and the Next Generation program as part of the Bibu Festival in Helsinborg Sweden.