BE INSPIRED TO MOVE
Emma Christina Dodds
BA Hons PDTD RAD RTS PBT STOTT Pilates
Emma was born and raised in Sutton Coldfield and trained as a young dancer under the guidance of Avril Gorman and Audrey Roper in the local area. At the age of 16, Emma achieved a scholarship to train dance vocationally at The Hammond School, enjoying a diverse dance education in Classical Ballet, Contemporary dance, Jazz, Tap and Spanish dance. She went on to train at Trinity Laban, graduating in 2012 with a BA Hons Degree in Dance Theatre. Emma then worked as a professional dancer for 6 years.
Teaching dance has always been her passion and in 2017 Emma graduated with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Dance after studying towards the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma. Since then, she has worked as an Associate Lecturer in Ballet and Contemporary Dance for the University of Surrey and most recently held the position of Head of Contemporary Dance and Choreography at The School of Ballet Theatre UK. She currently works as a freelance ballet tutor at Italia Conti on their degree and diploma in dance programmes in London and as a regular contemporary and creative tutor for the Royal Academy of Dance. She is also a regular tutor at the DanceXchange in Birmingham.
It has been a dream come true to launch her own dance school in her hometown of Sutton Coldfield and she cannot wait to pass on her knowledge to the next generation of young dancers.