Miss Emily Baker
School Principal – Ballet, Lyrical, Tap and Modern Teacher
Miss Emily has been dancing since the age of three! She began her training in Nailsea and continued her ballet training in her teens in Bristol & Bath, where she completed all major ISTD and RAD exams, including Advanced Tap and Modern exams (passed with Honours) and her Advanced Ballet exams. She was lucky to receive extra tuition from RAD Examiner and Adjudicator Janet Palmer and ex-Royal Ballet Principal Karen Paisey in Bath in her later teens. She has competed in many Dance Eisteddfods and competitions since a young age and was lucky to win medals and even trophies, including receiving 3rd place in the ‘All England Finals’ as part of a Contemporary duet in Sadlers Wells. Miss Emily has also performed at the Bristol Hippodrome, Colston Hall, Redgrave Theatre and many other local theatres in various productions. She was a member of the Bristol Youth Ballet Company for several years, where she worked her way up from the corps de ballet to soloist. The Company performed at many theatres in the area and took part in regular workshops with prestigious guest teachers.Miss Emily worked as a Professional Dancer in a Dance Show in Disneyland Paris for almost a year, where she played/danced many of the Disney Characters, her main role being Sleeping Beauty! Miss Emily is delighted to have qualified with a Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) with the Royal Academy of Dance, and her D.D.E Modern and D.D.I Tap teaching qualifications with the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). She continues to further her teaching qualifications and takes regular courses with her teachers to ensure they are up to date with the latest training and can add further experience to their teaching. She loves to teach her students of all ages from Baby Ballet to her own Adult Ballet Company Class every Friday evening.
Miss Charlotte Pearce
Miss Charlotte has been dancing since the age of two and has completed all of her Graded Examinations in both RAD Classical Ballet and ISTD Modern up to Advanced level. She has competed in Eisteddfod Competitions for 11 years, during which time she performed many solos and group dances. Miss Charlotte was also chosen to take part in an ITV Fixers music video, where she choreographed and performed her own ballet solo. Her passion for dancing, in particular, Classical Ballet is something she wishes to share with others and has now been given the opportunity to do so. Miss Charlotte was accepted on to the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies Programme (CBTS) with the Royal Academy of Dance where she has completed her teacher training, with the help of her Mentor Miss Emily. Miss Charlotte now teaches ballet to pupils of all ages from across the school from the Baby Ballet groups, through to the older girls in Intermediate Foundation class. Miss Charlotte is a proud member of the Emily Baker School of Dance Repertoire Company where she enjoys taking regular classes with the company. Miss Charlotte is looking forward to continuing to teach the students of the Emily Baker School of Dance for many years to come!
Miss Phoebe Coke
Tap & Modern Teacher
Miss Phoebe started dancing at the age of 7 with The Susan Nash School of Dance and Drama in St George, Bristol. It was there that she found her passion for Ballet, Jazz/Modern and especially Tap, and has not lost it since. After flying through her Dance GCSE and AS level, Miss Phoebe decided that the route of dance teaching was the one for her and joined the Bristol College of Dancing to further her dance training. It’s with the college that Miss Phoebe completed her DDE qualifications in Tap, Modern and Ballet genres. Dance has always been a huge passion for Miss Phoebe and she loves having the ability to share her passion with pupils of all ages at Emily Baker School of Dance. Miss Phoebe has now been teaching for the School for over 7 years and has had the pleasure of running children’s dance parties and has been a part of three major EBD productions as well as mini seasonal showcases.
Contemporary & Creative Dance Teacher
Miss Anisha first started dance classes at the age of 3. As she continued to train over the years, her love for dancing grew and she soon realised that this was the path that she wanted to follow. Miss Anisha went on to study under the ISTD Examiner Judith Hockaday, where she gained her Advanced 2 certificates and DDE qualifications in Modern, Tap, National and Imperial Ballet. She is now currently studying towards her Licenciate Modern qualification.
After college, Miss Anisha had dance contracts with Disneyland Paris, where she had the pleasure of performing with all of your favourite characters! She also worked as a dancer at Butlins Resort in Minehead, dancing in many different shows including pantomimes, a Calvin Harris tribute show, even alongside, Diversity, Mister Maker, Barney the Dinosaur and Stephen Mulhern. She has danced on stage at music festivals such Glastonbury and Love saves the day and danced in several music videos. In-between performing, Miss Anisha has always taught dance and has now been doing this for over 10 years. She enjoys teaching people of all ages and is looking forward to meeting the students at EBD!