Emily began dancing at the age of five at the Jennifer Bullick School of Ballet in Lisburn, and
achieved high marks throughout her RAD examinations. During this time she also took part in several
local dance productions, including the 75th Anniversary of the RAD at the Grand Opera House, Belfast.
Emily is very academically driven and as such, pursued an academic career, obtaining a BSc (Hons) in
Zoology (1st class) and a PhD in conservation biology and genetics from Queen’s University, Belfast.
In 2012, Emily applied for and was accepted onto the two year RAD CBTS course (2013-2014) following her true passion into ballet teaching. She completed the long distance course, mentored teaching placement and intensive study period in London while also continuing to work full-time in scientific research at Queen’s University, Belfast.
Emily was a teaching assistant at the NI Ballet School in Dungannon (2011-2012) and at Whitehouse
Ballet School (2012-2014). She is very excited to continue to work with WBS staff and students. Emily
is married to Ben, has a daughter called Willow and they live in Banbridge with their two dogs.