Ballet classes, workshops & masterclasses for all ages and levels; from complete beginner to professional standard



Ballet Coaching & Workshops was founded in 2014 by dance professional Emma Layne. Emma works on enhancing the knowledge and practice of her students; carefully breaking down the complex elements of classical ballet. Through her inclusive teaching approach she is able to bring out the best of each individual, with students demonstrating clear understanding and progress. 


Emma builds a strong rapport with students who chose private coaching. She is able to guide them towards achieving their individual goals, and offer supportive training which students are able to understand, and apply to their other classes and practice.  Her training places high importance on musicality and co-ordination so that the dancers body is working in harmony. 


Emma enjoys 1-1 intensive training with clients around Berlin, as well as working online a wide network of clients from various time zones. 


  • Professional dancer & ballet coach
  • Qualified dance teacher FHEQ Level 7 

  • Registered teacher status 
  • Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance
  • Progressing Ballet Technique certified teacher
  • DBS certified
  • Choreographer
  • Creative director for dance projects
  • Mental health awareness accreditation  



Classical ballet teacher Emma has had various engagements with professional dance companies including: Ballett Magdeburg, Ballet Central, Balletto di Vicenza, Ballet Cymru, Nordharzer Städtbundtheater, and German Dance Sensation. Her performance repertoire includes classical ballet productions, neo-classical works, and show productions on International stages. 


Emma graduated from Central School of Ballet with a BA (Hons) in Professional Dance & Performance in 2009. Emma has since worked as a professional freelance dancer and ballet teacher throughout Europe, working in England, Wales, Italy, Malta and Germany. She started working with students identified by class teachers as needing extra support due to late start/learning difficulties, and training young professionals from other disciplines including gymnastics, iceskating and Irish dance. Emma has taught popular open ballet classes for adults since 2010, and has choreographed and co-ordinated projects with dance students, adult groups and professional dancers. Emma has also taught regular classes to students on the Centre of Advanced Training Programme in Salford, and led ballet classes with piano accompaniment. In 2014, Emma attained her Masters level teaching qualification on the Professional Dancers' Postgraduate Teaching Programme accredited by the Royal Academy of Dance. Emma continues to travel around Europe to deliver workshops on technique, artistry and repertoire, and prepares students for RAD examinations. In the last 5 years, Emma has toured internationally, worked with the German rhythmic gymnastics team as ballet trainer, and continues to study psychology modules. 





My private lessons were so helpful. I started ballet late so it was good to work with Emma to understand co-ordination and the technical basics so that I could catch up quickly to the rest of the class.

- Private student, age 15 -


The project was an amazing opportunity and I loved every minute. It was great being able to share the stage with so many different dancers and it came together so well. I can't wait to see what Emma does next!

- Student, age 16 -


Emma helped me in ballet from basic technique to the real art of the dance. In classes, she pushes you to your limits but makes it thoroughly enjoyable - she has a great personality! Also, she helped a lot towards my Royal Ballet audition.

- Private student, age 14 -


I can't thank Emma enough. Her workshops have been full of knowledge. The students loved every minute of it and learnt so much. We can't wait to work with Emma again.

- Dance school principal -


Emma is the most passionate dance teacher and she really helped me improve my technique. Emma also helped build my confidence in dance and I really loved the classes.

- Adult classes -


Emma supported my daughter so much this past year by giving her corrections which were the root to most of her technical faults. She built my daughters confidence so that she is now able to handle the pressures of full time training. I don't know how to thank her enough. 

- Private student, age 15 -


Emma is the most passionate dance teacher and she really helped me improve my technique. Emma also helped build my confidence in dance and I really loved the classes.

- Adult classes -


Emma is a skilled and exceptionally creative teacher who is dedicated to nurturing each individual's maximum potential. Her strong leadership skills coupled with her relaxed and caring manner creates an excellent studio atmosphere.

- RAD tutor -


I love working with Emma! The way she communicates is very positive and uplifting; always giving a new challenge to work on, each week so I can see and feel that I’m growing as an adult ballet beginner. She’s a true professional and finds new ways if something doesn’t work for me. I can’t recommend Emma enough!

- Adult ballet via Zoom -