I completed my training with a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Laban and then a City and Guilds Level 3 in Teaching Certificate Adult Education. After many years teaching contemporary technique and choreography in higher education, in 2014 I decided to focus full-time on teaching dance in a freelance capacity, specialising in contemporary dance and creative movement within community settings. I have completed training in teaching dance to people living with Dementia and Parkinson’s.
Service: Community Dance Artist
Emily is a freelance community dance artist working across Surrey and West London, specialising in contemporary and creative dance for early years and older adults. Her sessions take place in a wide range of settings such as schools, community centres, care homes, sheltered housing, libraries and hospitals. She believes that dance is for everybody and works inclusively with all ages and abilities, with participants ranging from 6 months old to 96 years old!
Emily currently collaborates and teaches with many arts organisations and charities including Dance Woking, DanceWest, English National Ballet, The Place, Stopgap Dance Company, Polka Theatre, Age UK Richmond, CoDa Dance Company, Zambesi Dance Company and Inclusive Intergenerational Dance (iID).
She is really pleased to be one of Dance Woking’s Supported Dance Artists 2021/22 and is looking forward to developing her work with early year and families in Surrey later this year.
Ex-Contemporary/Ballet Dancer and Martial Artist, turned Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist. I was a founding lecturer/Senior lecturer/Course Leader of the Undergraduate Dance degree at Kingston University and led practical and theoretical modules there for 12 years. I now offer wellbeing training, coaching and remedial treatment to Dancers and the general public. I’m also on the board of trustees for Dance West.