Emma Lingard (Early Start Teacher)

EMMA-LINGARD---HEADSHOTFrom a young age Emma knew that all she wanted to do was dance.  She began dance teaching from a young age setting up her own dance club at the age of 14. After leaving school, she undertook a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) at Stratford upon Avon College and achieved the top result of a triple distinction.  Emma took a year out to train with the IDTA to gain 92% in her Associate examination (Freestyle).

Emma decided to further her training and was accepted into The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) where she spent her next three years developing her technical and performance ability in a range of styles. During this time she had a lot of performing experience including music videos, live music productions, musical theatre showcases and a touring contemporary company. Emma graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons) Dance (Performing Arts) degree in 2010. Since graduating she has worked as the lead Dance Facilitator for LIPA’s Widening Participation department holding classes, workshops and promoting LIPA around the UK. Emma has continued her freelance work teaching, choreographing and performing for a range of local companies and agencies throughout the North West and the UK. Some of her favourite credits include; Craig Charles Funk and Soul Night, VERY, Noble (motion Picture) and Hollyoaks.  Emma choreographed a Flash mob raising awareness for Encephalitis and also breaking the Guinness world record from the most people forming the shape of an organ with over 650 participants.

Emma’s proudest achievement to date was establishing her own educational company The MasterClass Experience (TMCE) a pre vocational training experience sponsored by LIPA and held in Birmingham. Offering audition preparation days and intensives to students wanting to specialise in the arts.

In 2015 Emma completed her PGCE in further Education and Training at Edge Hill University and was graded an Outstanding Teacher in all 20 professional standards. Emma is currently employed at Pendleton Sixth Form centre, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and continues her work as freelancer all over the UK working with students from all ages and background.