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Our Mission

 Learning and participation barriers identified early.

 Inclusive approach to learning, providing a broad and balanced syllabus for all.

 Meaningful connections made, which participants will remember.

 Expression, communication, confidence, collaborative learning, critical thinking, problem solving.

 Life skills enhanced as the arts have a positive influence on health and wellbeing.

 Inspiring and challenging every participant to achieve their personal best.

 Granting everyone the ability to participate from a comfortable and safe position.

 Holistic approach to teaching 

 The arts bring the curriculum to life!​ 

Our team

emma roberts

Director, Choreographer and Teacher

Emma trained at Laine Theatre Arts and after graduating went onto perform professionally as a production singer and dancer including work for Carnival Cruise Lines and later in a number of No 1 UK tours.


She went on to gain a first class degree in Contemporary Dance and has worked as a Dance, Performing Arts and Physical Education facilitator and choreographer for over 15 years. 


  • Teeside University - 1st BA (Hons) - Contemporary Dance

  • Laine Theatre Arts - Musical Theatre Level 6 Diploma 

  • Skipton Girls High School - 3 A Level’s (A A B)  9 GSCE‘s (A*-B)


  • Level 3 Leadership & Management - City and Guilds  

  • Qualified Instructor - Boxercise

  • Foundation Dance Instruction - I.S.T.D - Modern, Tap, Ballet

  • Advanced Dance Examinations - R.A.D & I.S.T.D - Modern, Tap, Ballet

  • Gold Drama Examinations - L.A.M.D.A - Acting            

likes & dislikes:

Emma likes chocolate, long walks and snuggling up on the sofa, she dislikes cats (sorry) rice pudding and cotton wool.

Erin hope-hume


Erin started dancing at the age of 2 and hasn't stopped since, training in a variety of styles such as ballet, tap, jazz and music theatre. She has completed examinations with

a variety of dance organisations including the BBO, RAD and ISTD and has also undertaken professional vocal and musical training.

Working professionally for several years throughout the UK and Europe as a dancer, performer and choreographer, Erin has performed alongside famous faces including the Cheeky Girls, Joe McElderry, Ashley Banjo, Ashley Roberts and Hannah Waddingham.

Since returning to Newcastle in 2012 she has become a fully qualified member of the Northern Counties Dance Teacher's Association successfully gaining a distinction in her teaching exam.

She founded her own school, EH Dance, in 2017 and is also a regular guest teacher in many local primary schools and dance schools.


  • Associate Teaching Qualification in Ballet with NCDTA

  • Level 1 Occupational Studies for the Workplace (Dance)

  • Level 2 Effective Health & Safety for Children with SEND & ASN

  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect Foundation

  • First Aid 

  • Currently working towards NCDTA Licentiate Teaching                   & RAD Advanced 2 Ballet

likes & dislikes:

Erin likes eating pizza, travelling and exploring new places and Marvel and Disney Films, she dislikes birds (especially pigeons!) cheese and onion crisps and being tickled

emily sedghjou


Emily trained professionally at Dance City in Newcastle for three years in ballet and contemporary, before pursuing a career in teaching.


Emily currently teaches P.E and Dance in schools all over the North East. 


  • Currently studying towards my degree through OU

  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Dance (Gateshead College)            Grade Distinction*/ Distinction / Distinction 

  • 10 GCSE's A*-C Grades (Monkseaton High School), A* Performing Arts


  • Certificate of Higher Education in Dance Professional Practice (Dance City) 

  • IDTA Pre-Associate in Stage (Distinction) 

  • NCDTA Pre-Associate in Stage  (Distinction) 

  • Level 2 Understanding Autism and SEND code of practice

  • Safeguarding and child protection 

  • First Aid (including concussion awareness and administration of medicine) 

  • Level 2 Preventing Bullying

likes & dislikes:

Emily likes Musicals, Ballet and Contemporary dance, Disney, baking. Also Christmas is my favourite thing in the world. A dislike of hers is she hate olives and mushrooms with all her heart.

Natasha brown


Natasha is currently studying in her last year of a BA (Hons) Dance degree, specialising in teaching modules whilst working alongside a variety of different choreographers such as James Wilton, Aaron Dwyer and Ben Ayrton.


She has danced since the age of four and throughout this time has completed grades in multiple different styles up to professional performers awards in Ballet and Tap. Natasha has also been teaching classes at her local dance school for the past seven years, and is a fully qualified teacher on the IDTA board following teaching exams.


In the last couple years she has began taking dance classes and clubs within schools whilst also being a part of Circles and Shadows Dance Company.

likes & dislikes:

Natasha likes taking part in aerial workshops and in her spare time enjoys watching Disney films with her cat. A dislike of hers is milk and dark chocolate.

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