About us

Principal - Dr Emily Twitchett a.k.a Miss Emily is a fully qualified dance teacher, trained and registered with the RAD, ISTD and IDTA. 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 set up and ran 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). This has now closed but she continues to work hard to integrate dance medicine and science into her teaching and freelance coaching.

For more information visit www.emilytwitchett.co.uk or www.fittodanceforlife.com

Emily Mae Wood trained as a dancer at Graham School of Dance in Hertfordshire for 15 years, where she completed examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance to advanced level. She performed in many productions with GSD and throughout her high school experience, where she also taught & choreographed the end of year show for 4 years.

She is currently studying Theatre & Performance studies at Warwick University where in her first year she gained a place on 2 competition teams and taught Jazz dance to beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Emily taught dance at Pauline Quirke Academy in Bishops Stortford, Herts and PQA Coventry teaching & assisting their performers before joining the staff at Warwick School of Dance. Emily is looking forward to studying for further dance qualifications alongside her degree whilst working at Warwick School of Dance.