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Emma Evans

Emma Evans

Lecturer - Dance/Movement
Academic school:
Job title:
Lecturer - Dance/Movement
Course Leader for BA Musical Theatre with Foundation
Admissions Tutor for Performing Arts
Higher qualifications:

PGCE (University of West London)

Professional organisations:
British Actors Equity
Dance UK
Arts Awards Adviser (Affiliated to the Arts Council and Trinity College)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Emma trained at Elmhurst Ballet School, whilst training won the Dancing Times Award for choreography. Since graduating has had a varied career as a dancer and performer. Musicals include Half a Sixpence, concert versions of Nymph Errant and My One and Only. Opera's including Aida (Earls Court) Anna Bolena and Medea (Royal Opera House). Touring the UK, Europe and the Far East in various shows from cabaret to corporate events, as well as appearing at the Edinburgh Festival. Television and video work include Hale & Pace (LWT), Making News (Thames TV), KYTV (BBC 2), Noel Edmonds House Party (BBC 1), BBC I-Dent, Scommettiamo Che (Rai Uno, Italian TV). Dame Edna, Robert Plant and the Communards.

Choreographic credits include 'A Christmas Carol' at the New Wimbledon Theatre and Trafalgar Studios. Cabaret at the Manoel Theatre, Malta, West Side Story at St James Cavalier Arts Centre, Malta. Noel and Gertie at the Latchmere Theatre and Anastasia the Musical at the Thorndike Theatre. Rigoletto for Pavilion Opera Company UK and European tour. Emma has also been involved in choreographing events at The Dorchester, Grosvenor House, Natural History Museum, Birmingham NEC (Concert Hall), Birmingham NEC Hilton and London Fashion Week. Emma has taught and choreographed at London Academy of Performing Arts, ALRA and Central School of Speech and Drama. She is a visiting tutor at the Actor's Centre, London.

Emma holds a PgCert in Academic Practice (INSTIL) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. A Foundation Certificate in Deaf Studies, as well as having a Level 2 Certificate in Sign Language. Since 2008 she has been a volunteer for Definitely Theatre and the National Deaf Children's Society. Emma continues to maintain her research interests with the intergenerational dance company SpiralArts, which includes the Big Dance Project as was part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Celebrations. As part of the Pragma Weekend Emma performed as a soloist in a dance entitled 'Enduring Love' choreographed by Thomas Michael Voss at Festival of Love, Royal Festival Hall. Additional performances were given as part of Big Dance 2014 at Westfield (Shepherds Bush).

Choreographic credits

Alfie The Musical for the London College of Music (2014)
Bollywood Rose for Leicester Square Theatre (2013)
Flora the Red for Menace Watermans Theatre (2012)
Summer Showcase: London College of Music/University of West London (2010/11/12/13).    
Central School of Speech & Drama Showcase, Embassy Theatre: MA Musical Theatre (2006)
London Academy of Performing Arts Showcase: Theatre Museum & The Fortune Theatre (2000/01/02/03/04).
Desert - Choreographies at play in desert spaces for Cockpit Theatre/University of West London (2013).
Tess for Union Theatre (Showcase) (2012).
The Mountain for Big Dance Project (2012).
The Lake for Cockpit Theatre (2011).
A Christmas Carol  for Trafalgar Studios (2010).
The Wiz for Inspire (2008).
Bugsy Malone for Inspire (2007).
A Slice of Saturday Night for Courtyard Theatre (2007).
Midnight Feast for the London School of Communication (2007).
Beg, Steal and Borrow for Bretton Hall (2007)
London Fashion Week for Too2Much, London (2006).
Inside the Mind of Liza Minnelli for Channel 4 (2006).
Grimms (The Final Chapter) for New Wimbledon Theatre/Trafalgar Studios (2006).
A Christmas Carol for New Wimbledon Theatre/Trafalgar Studios (2005).
Cabaret for Manoel Theatre (2003).
A Chorus of Disapproval for Pentameters Theatre (2002).
Born to Love for Canal Cafe, London (2002).
Noel and Gertie for Latchmere Theatre (2001).
The Immortal Opera for Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) (2001).
Rigoletto, UK/European Tour (2001).
West Side Story, St James' Cavalier Arts (2001).
Grimms I for Rose and Crown Theatre (2000).
Anastasia for Thorndike Studio Theatre (1997).

Research and scholarly output:

Evans, E. (2008) Portfolio Career - Dancing, Choreographing and Teaching, Dance UK News Issue 70 (Autumn 2008).

Evans, E. (1991) 'Praying for a Hit' and other boy band moves explained, 19 Magazine, IPC SouthBank Publishing Ltd, London.