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Meet  The Team


Emily Place

Principal & Founder

Emily started dancing at the age of 4, training in IDTA Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz. When she left school she embarked on a 2 year Performing Arts Diploma at Shena Simon College, studying Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Street, Commercial and Musical Theatre, gaining a triple Distinction. Upon leaving Shena Simon, Emily began her teacher training and started her first freelance teacher job with a dance school in Cheshire in September 2015. EP DANCE was then opened in April 2016 and the rest is history! Emily has most recently trained with Urban Strides on their Teacher Training Qualification to bring real authentic Street Dance to Stockport. Miss Emily heads up the majority of classes at EP DANCE and all classes in our Cheshire Branch.

Dance Teaching Qualifications:

Member of the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA)

Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching - IDTA

Level 4 Diploma in Authentic Street Dance Teaching - Urban Strides

Acrobatic Arts Module 1

Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts Dance - The Manchester College

Other Training:

Enhanced DBS

First Aid Trained

Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead

Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Early Trauma

Recognising and Preventing FGM

Prevent Awareness

Anatomy & Physiology Diploma


Adele Harrison


Miss Adele joined the team in July 2023 as our Acro teacher, passing over her knowledge and expertise in Acrobatics and Gymnastics onto our students to start to grow our Acro Dance programme. A BATD trained teacher, Miss Adele is also a Primary School Teacher.


Rhianna Bass


Miss Rhia trained at EP DANCE in 2017 and 2018 with Miss Emily whilst studying Dance at The Manchester College before continuing her studies at Phil Winston's Theatreworks. Miss Rhia heads up our Thursday night Street Dance classes.

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