Emma trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts & Second City, Chicago. USA
Currently working as Assistant Director/Choreographer ‘The Tiger Who Came Tea’ West End & the UK & International Tour. Also Producing a short film ‘Inverted Journey’.
In 2016 and 2021 Emma was nominated for a Carl Alan Award for choreography in theatre. In 2012 her show ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ was nominated for an Olivier Award:
Acting credits: Film – Mamma Mia Here We Go Again! (Universal Pictures), The Devil Outside (Amazon Prime) & Traveller.
Theatre acting credits: Mrs Crew ‘The Dancing Club’ UK Tour, Laura in ‘I’ll Be Back Before Midnight’ (Nottingham), Mummy in The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ (Hull New Theatre), Mrs Fox in ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park), Witch in Macbeth (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park), Head Sheep in ‘Babe The Sheep Pig’ (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park), Blackberry in ‘Watership Down’ (Redgrave Theatre, Farnham), Ghostie in ‘A Step in Time” (Redgrave Theatre, Farnham), Fairy G in ‘Cinderella’ (The Madinat Theatre, Dubai), The Cat in ‘Pinnochio’ (Eden Court Theatre, Inverness), Slave of the Ring ‘Aladdin’ (Eden Court Theatre, Inverness), The witch in ‘Hansel & Gretel’ (London), Fairy Dulcimer ‘Dick Whittington’ (Empire Theatre, Liverpool), Improviser in the improv show ‘Dr Comedy’s Side Split Surgery’ (Edinburgh Festival & UK Tour), Nurse/waitress in ‘The Witches’ (UK Tour), Dilly in ‘The Shagaround’ (MAC, Birmingham), ensemble in ‘Those Magical Musicals’ (Toronto, Canada).
As Director: Aladdin – Eden Court Theatre Inverness, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight – Nottingham, Pollution – Old Red Lion, London & The Shagaround – The MAC, Birmingham.
Associate Director: The Witches (West End with Ruby Wax & UK Tour)
Resident Director: The General Motors Trade Show Canadian National Tour
Creative Director: Convex – West Horsley Place – creating idents with 400 people and filming direction from a drone.
Children’s Director: Babe the Sheep Pig (UK Tour & Open Air Theatre, Regents Park), The Worst Witch (UK Tour), Fantastic Mr Fox (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park).
Film: Handle With Care
Theatre: The Tiger Who Came to Tea (West End, UK and international Tour – 2008 to present day and through 2023.
Aliens Love Underpants (West End & UK Tour), Monstersaurus (UK & International Tour), Stuck (UK Tour), The Way Back Home (UK Tour & Hong Kong), What Flows Past The Baltic (Nottingham Playhouse), Hansel & Gretel (London), Guess How Much I Love You (UK & Middle East Tour), Mickey Spatz (Arcola Theatre, London), Don’t Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late (USA & UK Tour), Fantastic Mr Fox (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park), The Night Before Christmas (UK Xmas Tour), Celebrations (Old Vic, London), God Knows (Riverside Studios, Hammersmith), Santa Claus (USA & UK Tour).
Corporate as choreographer: Wagamamas Kaizen Hacker (Windsor), Unilever Conference (Oxford Football Stadium), Ford Ka Paris Motor Show, Johnson Mastercraft Waterski Show (Toronto, Canada).
Other: Between 1999 and 2011 Emma had the pleasure of working on the production side of MAMMA MIA! The stage musical. This job took her across the globe to New York, Shanghai, South Korea, Japan, Melbourne, Sydney, Toronto, LA, San Francisco, Holland and Germany.
TV Researcher & Producer for Carlton TV on Light Entertainment programmes.
Emma also works with World Champion Latin dancers on story telling through movement and dance.
A.I.S.T.D (Tap and Modern) A.L.A.M. (Lamda qualified teacher)
Emma started her career as a commercial dancer working for Brian Rogers in Theatre and TV and went onto work with Canadian Choreographer Trudy Moffat both here in the UK and in Canada.
Dance background: Started dancing at the age of 2 and studied Ballet, Tap, Modern, Gymnastics, Stage Craft, Ballroom, Latin and Disco. Took exams in these subjects in IDTA until I was 18 years old up to advanced level. Even won World Champion Disco Dancer in the solo section at Hammersmith Palais in 1982!!! My Mum: Frances Clayton taught me all from 2 years old In everything IDTA apart from Latin & Ballroom which Miss Kathleen Gollin taught me all on this.
At 18 I then went on to study at the Italia Conti Academy in London and studied Modern, Tap, Ballet and National Dance in the ISTD syllabus up to and including advanced levels. Alongside all the other amazing dance styles on offer.