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.
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.
Lisa – The Wildcalm
Our gorgeous Yoga Teacher Lisa is a lover of expression – of body and mind – dancing for pleasure and exploring the body’s capability to bring freedom and joy combined with an ever curious interest of the human condition; Lisa embarked upon a deep-rooted relationship with yoga and meditation.
Learning from teachers around the globe, Lisa’s passion and captivation kept on growing pulling me in deeper.
Many years later, an illness left me fighting for my life in a coma. During the following months of rehabilitation, I gently returned to my practice which gifted me a strength to anchor to as I felt lost and scared;
life as I once knew it was never the same.
Lisa’s decision to train as a yoga teacher in 2014 was born out of the moments of hopelessness and angst that were transformed into optimism and peace by the ancient teachings that are so prevalent to this day.
Initially drawn to the creativity and flow of Vinyasa Yoga and travelled to India to complete 500 hours of advanced teacher trainings.
The following year Lisa enrolled on a course to teach Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation.
Lisa discovered Tantra while visiting South India and began to study this beautiful tradition that seemed somehow to reawaken what she already knew. A year after that Lisa found herself on the oldest volcano in Ecuador studying Shamanism and Tantric Yoga.
Lisa – the wildcalm is a merger of experiences and trainings in yoga, meditation, mindfulness, spirituality, psychology, astrology, mythology, sensuality, music and dance.
I believe that every experience we have is sacred. the wildcalm reflects the beauty and expansion of expression and pleasure
Maddie is a passionate 500 RYT yoga teacher, singer and musician and has spent the last 4 years sharing her practise in Cornwall, Portugal and Bali. In her classes, she combines the love for world music and sound, using a variety of instruments to create a healing space, guiding you along a journey of sound and moving meditation. Maddie has trained as part of Spanda TTC and we are so happy to have Maddie feature in our studios.
Maddies instagram @Lily_Wild_Yoga