Emma's dance training started at the Waihi School of Dance where she completed her RAD grade examinations and NZAMD Jazz exams. She then went on to continue RAD Majors, BBO majors, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Tap at the Dance Education Centre Tauranga. During this time she competed throughout New Zealand in both ballet and Jazz. She was fortunate enough to be accepted into the Tauranga Theatre Ballet and Baycourt Productions of Coppelia, Les Sylphides and Petroushka.
In 1998 Emma was one of two New Zealanders to attend the American Dance Festival in North Carolina where her love for contemporary dance grew.
In 1999 Emma started her vocational training at the London Contemporary Dance School from where she graduated in 2002 with a BA Honours.more