National Ballet School of Iceland and the Royal Swedish Ballet School.
Emilía started out 2004 as an apprentice with Iceland Dance Company, directed by Katrín Hall and became a member a year later. She danced with the company until 2012.
2012-2016 she danced with Companía Nacional de Danza, (Spain) under José Carlos Martínez‘s direction, from 2014 as a solodancer.
2016-2019 with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, directed by Katrín Hall.
Emilía Gísladóttir has worked with choreographers such as Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman, Hofesh Shechter, Sharon Eyal, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet, Marcos Morau(La Veronal), Rui Horta, Rami Be’er, Jo Strømgren, Iván Perez and many others.
Awarded “Dancer of the year” at the Icelandic Performing Arts Awards (Gríman) 2008.
Nominated for the “Dancer of the year” at the Icelandic Performing Arts Awards (Gríman) in 2010 and 2021.