Principal - Dr Emily Twitchett a.k.a Miss Emily is a fully qualified dance teacher, trained and registered with the ISTD and RAD. She has taught all ages of children, students and adults, and entered dancers for examinations and festivals in various successful dance schools across the UK since 2000. She was also head of the dance department at Appel Farm Summer Arts camp in the USA from 2005-2007. Emily gained a PGCE in 2012 and has taught at local secondary schools as well as teaching dancing.
Originally from Worcester, Emily won a scholarship to train at London Contemporary Dance School. Following this, Emily studied for a BSc in Sport Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention graduating with first class honours, before embarking on a PhD in Dance Science at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. During her PhD, Emily worked with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, and Ballet Central. Her published work includes investigating the effects of various fitness parameters on ballet performance, and other research interests include improving the health and wellbeing of young dancers in vocational training, and professional dancers.
As an advocate of safer, more effective dance training, Miss Emily also runs a scheme based in Birmingham, offering additional training to talented young dancers from all across the Midlands area, called Midlands Independent Dance Associate Scheme (MIDAS).
For more information visit www.emilytwitchett.co.uk or www.midas-dance.org.uk
Emma Gladwin has had over 15 years as a professional dancer and teacher. She trained at Central school of Ballet in London on a 3 year professional dance course, and has taught R.A.D Royal academy of dance and Vaganova ballet technique including pointe work, pas de deux and repertoire. She also trained in contemporary dance (Cunningham and Graham technique), jazz and musical theatre.
After graduating Emma's first dance contract was in Portugal touring in a musical for 3 and a half years, Upon returning to the UK she became part of Vienna Festival Ballet Company dancing as a Soloist in the great classics such as Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Giselle and Coppelia.
Emma went on to study at Wolverhampton University for a degree, giving her more opportunities as a dance teacher including at Rambert Dance Company. Having had a succesful career as a dancer, Emma is excited to share this with her students and train them as the new generation of dancers.