We are No 1 Best Children’ Dance & Theatre School in Manchester – Voted by SEM and AI Global Media.
At Showcase Dance & Stage we give each pupil the opportunity to “Showcase” their talents, working at their own pace by providing them with FUN and structured classes to flourish in. We believe each pupil will gain not only confidence through the stage but also important life skills through our sessions, enabling them to “Shine” in whichever path they choose to take.
We are committed to creating a family community within our school and to serve the 500+ students that we teach each week, we know everyones name (including grandparents) and we pride ourselves on recognising everyone’s own unique character, with many students now graduating into performing arts careers we can also offer those students who wish to progress within Performing Arts as career through our Boutique Talent Agency Showcase Elite
Showcase Dance & Stage – It’s Time To Shine.
Founder & CEO
Singer – Yogi – Podcast Host @SmallBusinessGurus – Dancer – Creative – Business Owner and Educator
Emma opened Showcase Dance & Stage in 2011 to fulfil her lifelong dream of running her own Performing Arts School and Wellbeing Studio, after great success and creating a Feel Good Club expansion to reach the whole family came through Wellbeing and Events – Through this Family of Uplifter Showcase Studios was born in 2016 with 2 Studios now located in Manchester and St. Ives Cornwall.
Showcase Studios is now a No 1 In person and Virtual Dance, Wellness and Creative studios offering everyone the opportunity to live their best life.
Emma has been professional singer and performer since the age of 7 where her Nana and Grandad rallied her around venues, performing in shows and concerts in England and Europe. During the height of her performances and shows as a late teen she found Yoga, Pilates and Meditation as a route to grounding and balance and so the Singing Yogi was born!
After performing professionally for over 20 year Emma changed her path to Education and Business offering her knowledge to others in performance and wellbeing gaining Educational QTS certification, BA Hons Business Management, DIPmus Professional Singing and Coaching, 300 Hrs Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, Level 3 Mat Pilates Teachers, IDTA Performing Arts and Dance teacher and more continuous qualifications along the way (Emma believe’s you should never stop learning) this knowledge coupled with experience provided Emma with her main purpose in life, to serve others.
Showcase Studios has been born out of a love for bringing people together in a unique environment and a place where everyone can call home. Emma believe’s so much in the power of community through creativity and wellbeing that she has created a teachers pathways in order to pass this knowledge on to future generations.
Emma is famous for her powerful yet gentle classes and delivery, real life stories and spiritualism, amazing class music that allows you to become completely lost, but most notably her infectious positive personality.
You will find Emma mainly in our St Ives Studios, but she can also be regularly seen in our other studios supporting our amazing Franchisee Principals, Cast Members and Wonderful Showcase Family Members.
Customer Experience Manager
Diana is our very special mama of the house and our Director of First Impressions.
Diana will great you at reception, serve you in our Boutique or Cafe and pretty much everywhere else in the studios and will make you feel super welcome as you enter into the studios.
Diana loves to be able to make everyone feel apart of the family and has many year experience in the retail industry making her the perfect team member to support you with any Boutique / Clothing / Costume advice.
Diana has children in our Performing Arts School in MCR and is a great person to speak to when needing any Dance Mum / Dad or general Adult advice.
Miss Leah (Lele)
Miss Leah (Lele)
Miss Leah joins the team through our Stage 10 & Teacher Development Programme.
Miss Leah has a strong passion for dance and loves working with the students in helping them to build confidence and develop their choreography.
Miss Leah is a super talented dancer and has amazing flexibility and more than this she works very hard to develop her talent by constantly practising and learning every time she is in the studios setting a shining example for her peers you can check our her instagram page for inspiration here @fl3xible.
Miss Leah will greet you at reception, in the cafe and help students in class with their lead teacher.
Principal – Studio MCR and Co Head Showcase Studios HQ
Miss Katie has danced since the age of 3 trained in all styles from ballet, tap, modern jazz, lyrical and street.
From the age of 6-16 Miss Katie took part in musical theatre productions at Manchester Palace Theatre, Manchester Opera House and Liverpool Empire in: Annie, Fame, Wizard of Oz Oliver Twist giving her a the amazing ability to pass down the experience and knowledge gained from these settings.
Miss Katie continued her passion in dance, performing arts and teaching at University achieving a place at UCLAN where she gained a 1st class degree in dance performance and Teaching.
Miss Katie has travelled around the world gaining invaluable experience at Camp America where she worked with children age 7-17 teaching dance from all backgrounds.
Lorraine is a qualified Teaching Assistant in the education setting and holds a Diploma in Health and Social care.
Lorraine is also our Event Lead for our award winning brand Showcase Events, Lorraine loves to entertain and create lasting memories for your parties and events with the highest level of attention to detail.
With a daughter in our Performing Arts School, Lorraine is a great team member to speak to when needing any Dance Mum / Dad advice.
Guest Faculty Teacher
Victoria is our Guest Faculty Member and can be seen in the studios during Showcase Elite workshops.
Victoria trained professionally at Dolphin Dance Studios Liverpool and has been performing for over 15 years.
Upon graduating she has worked extensively worldwide performing for P&O Cruises, CSE Tours Falklands, Sands Casino Macau, Geneva Moulin Rouge, Stiges Pride to name but a few.
Victoria has vast experience in the UK as a dancer choreographer and dance adjudicator. She has worked on TV shows such as Kylie Show (ITV), MTV EMAs Liverpool, Music Videos and UK Tours for Viva Productions, Vampires Rock feat X Factor Winner Sam Bailey, The Meatloaf Story and various UK Theatre Tours.
As an established choreographer she has also assisted Studio Bishop, and Stacey Haynes (X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent)
Victoria also hold a Freestyle Teaching Qualification and love to offer your knowledge and experience to our students.
I’ve been dancing since I was 6 years old beginning with Ballroom, Latin and Disco back in the 90s and continuing with Ballroom and Latin into my teens and early 20s. I have been teaching Zumba Fitness since 2012 am qualified to level 2 and Strong by Zumba since 2017. In addition I am also qualified to teach Zumba Kids, Kids Junior and Zumba Gold.
By day I work in Marketing for LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and SEA LIFE within the Trafford Centre.
Classroom / Studio Assistant
Mr B aka Ben is a senior student at Showcase Dance & Stage and began dancing and performing from the first days we opened the doors.
Mr B is also part of our Showcase Elite young Talent programme and is very committed to his dancing.
Mr B is part of our teacher training development programme through the pre associate IDTA programme, you will see Mr B in class with lead teachers where he supports other students and passes on his invaluable experiences and knowledge.
Mr B loves Contemporary dancing as well as a good Tik-Tok video.