Emma is passionate about instilling a love of dance in children and enjoys the challenge of helping each student to realize and achieve their potential. In addition to teaching, she is strongly committed to ongoing professional development, and the continued growth of Extreme Dance as a studio that is known for its innovative programmes.
A dancer since she was a pre‐schooler, Emma began her teaching career in 1990, completing her teacher training under Suzanne Denton & Paula Hunt. Emma has been teaching full time since 1995, and in 2005 together with her husband John, founded Extreme Dance. Extreme Dance has grown into one of the most innovative and well‐known dance schools in the greater Wellington region, with students going on to pursue full time professional training, and professional careers on the stage and as teachers.