About Us

Emma Garner - Principal
Emma Garner - Studio Principal
Emma Garner - Principal

Emma's Dance Experience

Emma was brought up in Lancashire, England.  Her early dance training was with Julianne Heyward in Blackpool, where she gained ISTD Advanced Modern and Tap with Honours. She was a finalist in Miss Dance of Great Britain and performed in many competitive dance festivals around the country.

 

At 16 Emma was awarded a bursary to attend The Arts Educational School in London where she studied ballet, contemporary, jazz and spanish dance, and studied with prestigious teachers such as Mark Baldwin, Michael Popper and Gary Sherwood.

 

After graduation from college Emma performed with Tiny Lies Dance Theatre, The Re-Animators Dance Company and The Jean Baptiste Company.  She also danced on numerous pop videos, including Tears for Fears, and television appearances.

Emma also worked on many commercial dance contracts around the world from Morocco to summer seasons in Jersey.  In addition, Emma toured as a classical Spanish and flamenco dancer with La Compania de Classico Espanol, Veronica Galiano Compania de Baile Espanol in Spain, and with the neo-classical Chrysalis Dance Company in Ireland. At this time, Emma was awarded a merit for RAD Advanced 2 Ballet.

 

 

Emma's Teaching Experience

Emma qualified as a Royal Academy of Dance registered teacher in 2008 and, since then, has been teaching in dance schools across England and Ireland - here is a selection of them:

 

Wanda Kinder-Berry School of Dance – Northwich, England

September 2005 – July 2007

RAD Ballet, IDTA Modern and Tap Teacher

 

Corrib Dance Academy – Galway, Ireland

September 2007 – February 2010

RAD Ballet, ISTD Modern and Tap Teacher

Choreographer, Youth Ballet West rehearsal assistant

 

The Burren Dance Academy

September 2008 – February 2010

Studio Principal, RAD Ballet Teacher

 

Victoria’s School of Dance and Drama – Cleveleys, England

February 2010 – July 2013

RAD Ballet Teacher

 

Pasdedeux Dance Academy – Kendal, England

May 2010 – February 2013

RAD Ballet Teacher, Adult Ballet and Tap Teacher

 

Barbara Jackson School of Theatre Arts - Fleetwood, England

September 2013 – December 2013

RAD Ballet Teacher – maternity cover

 

Kinder Berry school of Dance – Northwich, England

March 2013 - December 2015

RAD Ballet, IDTA Tap and Jazz Teacher, Classical Spanish Teacher

 

Footsteps Dance School - Sale, England

September 2015 - July 2019

RAD Ballet Teacher

Vale Royal School of Dance - Northwich, England

January 2016 - Present

Dance School Principal