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Emily Francis

BA (hons) Durham, PGCE Cantab, MEd (Cantab), ARAD, DDE

Emily trained at the Susan Robinson School of Ballet, eventually achieving her RAD Advanced 2 after university. In 2012, she danced alongside Darcey Bussell in the Olympic Closing Ceremony. She achieved 93% in her Diploma of Dance Education with the ISTD and is certified to teach PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique). She was involved in running the All England Dance Festival for many years, has acted as interpreter at the Prix de Lausanne, and regularly chaperones vocational students at the Wells Ballet Courses. She stills dances with Miss Sue, Miss Gretchen and Miss Nicky, attends many courses and summer schools, and observes as many classes as possible, as she is still learning every day! In 2016, she founded The Boathouse Ballet School in Arundel and also guest teaches for Rebecca Howell at Esher Ballet School.