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 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

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.

Holly James has danced for 16 years, and completed examinations in ballet, tap, modern, lyrical and acro to advanced levels. She has recently graduated from Phil Winstons Theatreworks where she studied musical theatre and dance for three years. Whilst studying at college she also completed her dance teaching qualifications with the IDTA gaining a distinction in both modern jazz and ballet.

She has performed in many different productions with three spires music society and Phil Winstons Theatreworks and has also recently been a dancer for, ‘stay close, a new Netflix drama.

Holly has helped assist classes at Warwick school of dance for many years now and loves being a part of it! She is delighted to be teaching her own classes from September 2021 and is looking forward to working with the pupils.