Meet our teachers

Faculty and Guest Teachers

Emma is qualified with the ISTD in Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap and has also received accreditation with the following boards:

  • IDTA (Ballet, Modern, Tap and Theatre Styles)
  • ID Dance (Contemporary)
  • Acrobatic Arts
  • Progressing Ballet Technique

Emma is a member of YTG and regularly attends refresher and training courses to uphold her qualifications.

You can see all of these certifications displayed at reception. 

At TECDA we have three other fully qualified ISTD teachers. 

Our head of Drama and Singing holds a Musical Theatre Diploma and  is a qualified LAMDA teacher.

Our Acro teacher holds teaching qualifications with British Gymnastics.

We are first aid trained, fire safety trained and fully insured.

We have a designated health and safety officer, child protection officer and fire safety official on site at all times.

All of the staff at TECDA work together as a team to provide the best training experience for all our students.

We are proud to follow the ISTD best practice guide at our studio.

Guest Teachers

We host many masterclasses throughout the year with fantastic guest teachers from all over the country.

We also hold 'Pop Up' weeks where we have guest teachers in all week!

Some of our guest teachers to date have included:

  • Shannon and Peter Parker (Ballet)
  • Adam Garcia (Tap)
  • Rosina Andrews (Contemporary)
  • Lucy Ellis (Technique)
  • Ollie Botterill (Tap)
  • Grace and Ali (BGT) (Contemporary)
  • Dan Corthorne (Ballet / Jazz / Contemporary)
  • James Robinson (Commercial and Lyrical Jazz)
  • Tom Shilcock (Commercial)
  • AcroTrix (Acro)
  • Nadine's Dance Company (Technical Jazz)

Plus many many more. Some photos are below.


    The Emma Coombs Dance Academy
    36-44 Darley Street
    West Yorkshire WF16 9LP
    United Kingdom

    We hope you enjoy browsing these pages and will inspire you to get in touch to begin, or further your journey. Please do contact us directly if you require more information.

    All photos and videos are of our students.

    Photography is by Finan Photography.