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Becoming Emma Wiggle

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Many of you will know Emma Watkins as the supremely talented Emma Wiggle. Emma grew up like many aspiring dancers, dreaming of becoming a ballerina, but her dreams took an unexpected change after sustaining an injury as a teenager. Her dreams changed direction and she embarked on a different path, one that led her to university, film editing, and to ultimately becoming the iconic Yellow Wiggle. In this wonderfully generous and personal interview, Emma talks about her years of ballet training in Sydney, how she auditioned to join the Wiggles first as a dancer, and then being selected to become a Wiggle. But Emma also shares so much more, how she coped with endometriosis while under intense pressure to be pregnant, the PhD she’s studying, her passion for every child to learn Auslan and what it was like to become the first female Wiggle. Hosted by Claudia Lawson.

To continue to follow Emma's adventures, you can find her on Instagram at either @Emma_Wiggle or @EmmaWatkinsOfficial

Production dream team ✨

Hosted by @byclaudialawson

Produced by @fjordreview

Additional Production @clinttopic

Sound & Editing @outputmedia

Studios @brightsidesydney


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