ABOUT

Ballet Coaching Berlin offers adult ballet classes for all levels, and specialised coaching for ballet students working or competing at professional standard. BCB was founded in 2014 by dance professional Emma Layne.

  • BA (Hons) in Professional Dance & Performance
  • Professional Dancers Postgraduate Teaching Certificate
  • Member of One Dance & International Dance Council 

 

 

Emma has worked with a wide range of professional dance companies, including: Ballet Central, Balletto di Vicenza, Ballet Cymru, Nordharzer Städtbund Theater, Ballett Magdeburg and German Dance Sensation. Her repertoire includes classical ballets, neo-classical works, and show productions on International stages. 

 

Upon graduation from Central School of Ballet (London), Emma began offering private coaching to students who had a late start to ballet, and to young professionals from other dance-related disciplines (Rhythmic Gymnastics, Iceskating and Irish Dance). Emma was invited as a guest teacher to Dance Schools to offer intensive RAD syllabus practice to students preparing for examinations for the Royal Academy of Dance. Emma also taught popular open adult ballet classes (beginner and intermediate level) at the Dancehouse in Manchester; and choreographed/ staged choreographies with the adult groups. In 2013, Emma studied teaching at Masters level with the Royal Academy of Dance, joining the first cohort of students on the Professional Dancers' Postgraduate Teaching Certificate programme in Berlin.

 


WORK EXPERIENCE / EXPERTISE

 

Teaching 

 

Classical ballet lessons for children from age 3+, teenagers and adult learners

Complete beginner, beginner, improver, intermediate, advanced, young professional

Open classes [non-syllabus training based on the Vaganova method]

Dance school classes [RAD syllabus] & examination preparation

Rhythmic Gymnastics Ballet Coach for young athletes

Intensives & Workshops [technique/artistry based]

  

 

Projects

 

M O M E N T S:

A mental health awareness dance performance project with professional dancers - 2019, Berlin.

Manchester performance at Sale Waterside Theatre, 18 June 2019.

 

Licht. Zen. Sound of Dance: 

BCB young choreographer project with professional dancers & dance students - 2016, Manchester/Berlin.

 

 

Staged choreography

 

Showcase choreography (various Dance Schools) for children, teens & adults.

Design for Dance: Central School of Ballet collaboration with Central St Martins, London.