Our Team

Liza Carter A.N.E.A, F.I.S.T.D, DDI & DDI tutor for ISTD.


Liza studied with Paddy and Susan Hurlings in Portsmouth. She started her teaching career working part time at Victoria School Of Dance and at Emjay School of Dance. Liza also works free lance across the South coaching children and teachers. She has gained her Fellowship with the ISTD and other qualifications include - Certificate in Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Certificate in History and Development of Western Dance, Registered Tutor for I.S.T.D and an acting diploma with the New Era Academy.

Liza has choreographed for many local shows and her students have won Janet Cram and Star Tap Awards. She enjoys training students to become qualified teachers and currently teaches Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI) and Diploma in Dance Education (DDE)at Chichester College and Giselle Academy of Dance.  

Many of Liza's ex students have made a professional career in dance as peformers, choreographers and teachers.

Sam Dabreo QTLS


Sam (ex-Emjay School of Dance pupil) studied at London Studio Centre. Sam teaches Baby bops and Performance skills. Sam's passion for teaching & Musical Theatre makes her the perfect
coach for Performance Skills and to encourage students to lose all inhibitions and perform!  

Emily Matthews BA (Hons), NATD Diploma in Contemporary


Emily (ex Emjay School of Dance pupil) achieved a BA Honors degree in Dance Performance from Middlesex University in 2013. She is keen to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for Contemporary and Ballet with the students at Emjay and to encourage their confidence in performing.

Emily graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance in 2018 as a ballet teacher.

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Emjay School of Dance City Life Church
286 Burgess Road,
SO16 3BE