Ballet Coaching & Workshops was founded in 2014 by dance professional Emma Layne. Emma works on enhancing the knowledge and practice of her students; carefully breaking down the complex elements of classical ballet. Through her inclusive teaching approach she is able to bring out the best of each individual, with students demonstrating clear understanding and progress.  BCB training places high importance on musicality and co-ordination so that the dancers body is working in harmony. 


Emma builds a strong rapport with students who chose private coaching. She is able to guide them towards achieving their individual goals, and offer supportive training which students are able to understand, and apply to their other classes and practice.  

Classical ballet teacher Emma has had various engagements with professional dance companies including: Ballett Magdeburg, Ballet Central, Balletto di Vicenza, Ballet Cymru, Nordharzer Städtbundtheater, and German Dance Sensation. Her performance repertoire includes classical ballet productions, neo-classical works, and show productions on International stages. 


Emma graduated from Central School of Ballet with a BA (Hons) in Professional Dance & Performance in 2009. Emma started teaching ballet in Manchester the same year; working with students who were identified by class teachers as needing extra support due to late start/learning difficulties/needing more attention, as well as giving ballet ballet training to young professionals from other disciplines including rhythmic gymnastics, iceskating and Irish 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. Emma travels around Europe to deliver workshops on technique/performance/repertoire and prepares students for Royal Academy of Dance examinations. In 2014, Emma attained her Masters level teaching qualification on the Professional Dancers' Postgraduate Teaching Programme accredited by the Royal Academy of Dance.

Additional credits:

  • Qualified & registered RAD teacher

  • Member of International Dance Council - UNESCO

  • Rhythmic gymnastics ballet trainer for young athletes

  • Creative director for dance projects
  • Showcase choreographer



Age range: children from age 3+, teenagers and adult learners

Levels: 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

Intensives & Workshops [technique/artistry based]