Emma Martin

Emma began dancing at the late age of 10. As a late starter she was adamant that dancing was what she wanted to do. She then spent the next 8 years training 6 days a week in all styles. In this time Emma attained over 95% in Glen Wood Tap exams, ‘Honours’ and ‘Honours with Distinction’ in Jazz exams through the ADAPT dance Syllabus and was nominated for Call Backs for her HSC dance Major Performance.

After completing her HSC, Emma was accepted into ED5INTERNATIONAL’s 2 year Diploma of Preforming Arts Course. Under the direction of William A Forsythe and taught by Australia’s leading choreographers including Keith Hawley, Nathan Sheens, Caroline Kasper, Leslie Bell and Kim Traynor. Emma performed in many events including the Premiers Concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in 2012 and also performed at the ‘Sydney Colourful Ball’ supported by the Footy Show.

After graduating from ED5INTERNATIONAL Emma wanted to share her knowledge and love of dance with others and also wanted to explore her other passion of Primary School Teaching. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Primary education at the Australian Catholic University and teaching dance classes 6 days a week. Emma also completed her Coaching Accreditation for Acrobatics through Gymnastics Australia and has used her knowledge of gymnastics and acrobatics to teach at dance schools such as the ‘Tap Dogs’ and ‘ED5 Junior School’.

“I thoroughly believe that dancing can be the most exciting and joyous time for kids and teens and it is the responsibility of the teacher to make class something the students look forward to attending every week. The most heart-warming and rewarding thing to hear at the end of class is a student say “that was the best class” or “I wish you could come and teach us every week!” To me, there is nothing more gratifying then helping a child develop the confidence to achieve their own personal goals. Their happiness is why I love to teach.”