I’m a professional Choreographer and I’ve worked for some of the best in the entertainment industry. I’m currently teaching classes in Manchester at Studio 25
As a choreographer and dance teacher I’m always on the look out for new and exciting opportunities, so get in touch.
…Which a lot of people outside of Ireland seem to have difficulty pronouncing….So as an aid, Think “Lemur” without the L – et voila, Emer!
Well known in the dance community for her feminine style, Emer has built a successful career in the UK as a Choreographer and Teacher. She studied Law at University College Dublin, graduating with a 2.1 before pursuing her career in dance which has spanned nearly 12 years
She has worked with artists such as Kelly Rowland, Will.I.Am, Tinie Tempah, Anne Marie, Alesha Dixon, David Guetta, Matt Pokora and Take That. She has worked on TV programmes including The Voice, The Voice Kids, X Factor and SYTYCD. She has taught in Pineapple Studios for 10 years, as well as many performing arts colleges across the UK. She takes great pride in teaching and encouraging the next generation of dancers to achieve their goals.
I have worked with many talented people over the years. You can have a look at my showreel below, it will show and tell you more.
There have been some firm favourites and fantastic memories amongst them. I have worked across every area of the dance world; TV, Stage, and Corporate & Industrial. Each are different, but I have garnered experience in them all and understand their respective needs. I am creative and capable. I am organised and easy going. I like my job. What else do you need?!
I love to teach. It is one of the most rewarding elements of my job, watching talent grow & helping students progress. I’ve been doing it for 12 years and I think it is something I will always do. I can take pride in the fact that a large section of today’s working commercial dancers are students that have excelled in my classes.
I teach weekly at Studio 25 Manchester. You can check out my Twitter and Instagram for details of when I teach!
Below you can see an example of the type of class I teach, and of course have a look on my youtube page to see lots more of my work!
If you’re planning a Hen, or you are looking to do something different or special for your First Dance, have a look below; you can see some testimonials and photos from previous clients. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy these lessons; it’s hard to find a happier group of people! They have fast become one of the best aspects of my job.
We cannot recommend Emer enough! We contacted her with some very elaborate and ambitious ideas to undertake our first dance to Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now'. I will point out that both of us possess fairly limited (non-existent) dancing skills! Emer was so enthusiastic, efficient and accommodating. Not only did she cut our music for us, but she really broke down a fast and complex routine into digestible pieces - and all of a sudden, we were dancers! Also, she really seemed to understand us, and our sense of humour which was reflected in her choreography. We so looked forward to our Friday night sessions with her, and were sad when they were over - it felt like hanging out and having fun with a friend. Well, the wedding came - we were incredibly nervous as we had put so much into this dance....the dance went PERFECTLY, and Emer's choreography brought the house down! Our only regret is, as we were keeping it a surprise, we forgot to get the thing filmed! A year and a half on and people are still talking about our dance. We really cannot recommend Emer enough for your first wedding dance. She is the whole package - approachable, enthusiastic, talented, patient and most importantly, a wonderful wonderful teacher!—Katrina and James Campbell-Sloan
I contacted Emer to organise a private dance lesson for a Hen party. We agreed on a song prior to the class so we were all very excited to boogie to some old school Salt and Pepper, Push It! Emer was amazing, she had choreographed a very cool, fun routine and with her awesome teaching style we were all able to perform it with sass by the end of the session (and maybe again later that night ;). I would highly recommend Emer's dance class - we all left planning our next visit! Thank you Emer 🙂—Jessica Doneley
No ifs. No buts. No maybes. Emer is a top class dance teacher. Not being confident (or rhythmically blessed) dancers, we were looking for someone to help us with the first dance at our wedding. On meeting Emer she immediately put us both at ease and filled us with confidence. Emer is very patient, hugely experienced, friendly and full of encouragement. She listened to what we said and took great care in creating a dance which we felt comfortable with, enjoyed practicing, and was loved by our family and friends on the day. Looking back, one of our favourite memories in the hectic run-up to the wedding was the hour a week we spent with Emer learning to dance. It was great fun and a refreshing break from discussing seating plans - having Emer telling you to jump and catch each other is not a typical evening! Need a great dance teacher? Hire Emer.—Pete and Rachel
Emer put on the most amazing dance class for my sisters hen do! It was so fun! Made us feel so welcome, even those who had never taken a dance class before! We selected our own song and Emer came up with an amazing routine that ended with a special part for the bride! We even got up and performed it at the wedding reception! Emer's communication prior to the event was exceptional! I couldn't sing her praises high enough!—Lucy Riches
Emer was fantastic in choreographing our first dance and teaching us the moves - we really looked forward to our lessons with her and thoroughly enjoyed showing off the results on the wedding day!—Elena and Bill
I organised a dance lesson as part of my friends Hen Party. Emer was so patient and helpful with all of the emails I sent her in the run up to the big day, helping me choose a song and putting my mind at rest about my 2 left feet. Everyone was quite nervous on the day as we didn't all know each other (and it was early so we hadn't started on the prosecco) but Emer did an amazing job at getting us all to loosen up and enjoy ourselves. The routine was simple but fun (like I had asked for) and Emer was really patient with getting all 12 of us up to speed. It is amazing what you can learn in an hour! Everyone had a great time and we all remembered the steps at the wedding (even without Emer to follow!)—Vicki Zealand
Emer had a challenge on her hands: first none of us could dance, second we all arrived at our dance lessons with hangovers and third my husband had a broken ankle and was on crutches. We wanted our first dance to be a little different and a lot of fun, Emer was wonderful and helped us to achieve that in only a few dance lessons.—Beth and Chris
We hired Emer for a hen party – to learn the dance to Beyonce's Single Ladies. She was fantastic! She took us through each step, making sure it was suitable for our varying levels. Emer tailored it to the group, ending on a Single Ladies dance that focussed on our bride-to-be. We absolutely loved it!—Faye Lyons White
Alternatively if you would like to book a private lesson, either for a group or a one on one, that is certainly something I can also cater for.
Live on Stage at Borkhavn Fest in Denmark
Lemme see you “Work” on stage in Cannes
Flying High on Set in The Voice Rehearsals with Tyler James
Lemar Video Shoot
‘Surviving’ T4 on the Beach with Kelly in Weston Super Mare.
About to take to the stage with Kelly in the Bahamas
The Saturdays and I post show in Dublin
The Saturdays and their Dancers on the ‘Work’ Video Shoot
The Judges performance I choreographed for The Voice UK Final
Getting ‘papped’ en route to the show for Arthurs Day in Dublin
‘Blue Jeans’ created for ‘Collabo’ at Stratford Circus
X Factor Live Shows with Matt Cardle
Teaching Class at Pineapple Studios
On Stage with Shontelle on her UK Tour
Shym Choreography for her Arena Tour
‘Motivation’ Youtube Clip Collage
Puma Corporate Gig Shopping Spree in Athens
On Set for the ‘Got To Dance’ Commercial Shoot
Having a giggle on ‘Sunrise’ in Australia with Kelly and co.
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