Head of School
Emma-Marie Newman
BA(Hons), CertEd, NATD, BBO, QTLS

Emma attended dancing lessons from the young age of 2 and continued to take classes in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, drama, singing, street and contemporary through her childhood. She was lucky to have several exciting opportunities including performing at the London Palladium, ITV evening special and taking part in national and inter-national competitions.

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Emma trained to be a professional dancer at Creative Academy in West London and then went straight onto completing her degree at Canterbury University and was awarded a First. At the same time she trained to be a teacher and gained a Professional Certificate in Education and became fully qualified in the further education sector with a QTLS. 

In the dance world Emma is a member of National Association of Teachers of Dancing (NATD) and the British Ballet Organization (bbodance) and is trained to deliver contemporary and ballet syllabus' and enter students for exams. 

Emma lives in Salisbury with her husband Alan and son Sebastian, aged 18 months. Alan is often at Catch special events such as performances and exams to help out and Sebastian is well known to the students now - he has even 'perfomred' in some shows!