Emma trained in all styles of dance from the age of 4. She immediately gravitated towards tap and it continues to remain her passion. Emma was taught by numerous members of Tap Dogs during her childhood which strengthened and reinforced her love for tap.
She was accepted into the first full time course at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance in 2009. She appeared on ‘Neighbours’ on several occasions during this time. Emma was also a member of ‘Rewind Dance Crew’ performing in gigs around Australia.
Emma continues to train and perform alongside other Australian tap greats including Grant Swift, Luke Alleva, Glenn Wood, Christine Denny, Thomas Wadelton and Tap Dogs, past and present.
In 2016, Emma successfully auditioned for Sarah Reich’s Tap Music Project Summer Intensive, received a scholarship for LA Tap Festival and appeared in Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies ‘Run The World’ video.
As a regular participant of the Australian Tap Dance Festival, Emma has had the opportunity to be trained and inspired by international tap dance performers such as Omar Edwards, Melinda Sullivan, Michelle Dorrance, Ayodele Casel, Sarah Reich, Jason Samuels Smith, Derick K Grant, Jessie Sawyers, Chloe Arnold and the one and only, Ted Louis Levy.
Emma has also been a regular faculty member at Australian Tap Dance Festival as well as teaching and mentoring younger tap dancers as part of The Forge Tap Project. She has recently started an online tap portal, e-TAP, which gives people the opportunity to learn from a variety of teachers from around the world in the comfort of their own home.
Whilst constantly working towards strengthening her own tap skills Emma’s goal is to create equal opportunities for female tap dancers within Australia. She founded Footnotes in 2015 and is continuing to inspire and create opportunities for current and future tap dancers.