"Emma has been my two daughters dance teachers over the past 13 years. My girls look forward to their lessons with anticipation knowing that they will be extended as dancers and artists. Their passion to challenge and create interesting routines and classes has been an integral part of inspiring my girls to push themselves beyond their comfort zone and explore all possibilities. Emma has a strong technical knowledge and works with my daughters to perfect their technique in not only ballet but jazz, contemporary, modern and national character genres. She is passionate, supportive and encouraging whilst teaching and communicate clearly what she wants the girls to work on and inspires them to strive for technical and artistic excellence."
Michele Marriot - Parent
"Emma taught me the language of dance, she taught me to be an artist. She encouraged me to be creative and she gave me the technical tools to articulate my thoughts to an audience. She enabled dance to be my canvas that displays my soul in a form visible to the world. Having worked with prominent international dance artists in the professional industry there are very few people I’ve met that inspire and nurture individual artistry the way Emma has and does. And for this I am eternally grateful, without her passion for dance I would not be the dancer, the performer, the artist I am today."
Nicole Guy - Student
"Emma is undoubtedly one of the most influential people in my daughters dancing life. For 15 years my daughter has been involved in the beautiful world of dance. Emma is an incredible teacher who inspires my daughter every day. She always knows how to challenge her to push beyond the limitations she sets herself, to achieve greater skills and success. Amelia always comes out of her lessons with Emma glowing with the pure joy of achievement. Emma has such a special place in in her heart, and she sees her as more than just her dance teacher and role model. I could never thank Emma enough for what she has given not only Amelia but our whole family. She is a true gift to the dancing community."
Belinda Bennetts- Parent
"I have been taught by Miss Emma for the past 13 years and she has taught me so much more than just how to dance...She has taught me to become a dancer and an artist. Dance isn't just about choreography and getting the technique right, Miss Emma has exposed me to a world where dance is the medium through which I can lose, create and express myself all in one. She has challenged and inspired me to push my boundaries and explore movements and concepts in different ways allowing me to grow as a dancer. Thanks to her I have become more confident not only with performing but also in improvisation and choreographing my own works of developing, expressing and exploring ideas and movements. Without the support, guidance and inspiration of Miss Emma, working towards my dream and getting to where I am today would not have been possible."
Sarah Marriot - Student
"As a dance teacher in Orange, NSW, I was fortunate to have taught some wonderful students over the years, in particular, Emma Milgate. As a youngster, Emma had an immense love for dance. I am so proud that she now dedicates her life to sharing that love of dance with her own students.
During Emma's studies in Sydney, she was commissioned to choreograph and teach routines to some of my solo students. She produced consistently creative, unique and high quality pieces. Emma has established and maintained an excellent rapport with these students. Her easy-going nature, support and encouragement always made her students feel comfortable and confident. She was able to get the best out of her students while making dance a fun and enriching experience.
Emma is one of the most creative people I have ever met. She is an inspirational teacher who is cheerful and kind. Emma demonstrates genuine care for her students and her student-teacher relationships result in mutual respect. She is an accomplished teacher who encourages and motivates her students.
Empire Performing Arts is a studio where young dancers are encouraged and inspired. It has a non-competitive, highly professional atmosphere where every student is valued. The teachers are experienced, friendly and professional. They maintain a wonderful balance of discipline, fun and self-confidence.
At Empire Performing Arts, students receive quality training with an emphasis on correct technique and safe dance practices. Learning to dance is just a part of the experience. Motivation, determination and enjoyment are fostered by the team and students are encouraged to approach every endeavour in their life with discipline and commitment."
Sally Curran (B.Ed, RAD TC)