Getting to know our new Dance and Drama Enabler

We are pleased to welcome Emily to the Pennine Magpie team, who has joined as our new Dance and Drama Enabler. Emily will spend her time teaching students new dance routines while taking a lead role in supporting our infamous Magpie Movers group! She has also introduced drama classes to Pennine Magpie, teaching students yet more amazing skills while having lots of fun!

What made you apply to Pennine Magpie?

After hearing about the organisation online and reading about what opportunities Pennine Magpie offered to students with learning difficulties, I decided I wanted to offer my background in dance and drama as a unique way for students to learn new things and obtain creative skills.

Also, I wanted the challenge of keeping the Magpie Movers running smoothly but to also add something new and refreshing to the dance group. I am currently choreographing two new routines for the Disney Salvation in August. I’m really happy with how well it’s going so far… The students are really friendly and I have already started to develop some amazing relationships with them. The staff are so helpful and dedicated which helps students feel reassured whilst being at Pennine. 

Pennine Magpie is a creative and passionate place to work and through the elements of drama and dance I feel I can deliver a vibrant, creative and friendly place to both work and study in.

Describe your job in three words?

Dynamic, innovative and creative

Tell us about something exciting you’re working on with students?

Currently in the drama sessions, the students are helping me organise an Alice in Wonderland theme event. This event is to showcase Pennine Magpie’s skills and talents and what better way to show this through a mysterious and magical forest, where lots of different and unique creatures live.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

When I’m not teaching at Pennine Magpie, I also teach at Pauline Quirke Academy and I like to go to the gym and train. My other hobbies include spending time with family and friends, holidays, watching performances and eating out (yummy!)

Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?

Hmm not sure… Beyoncé maybe?!

What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid? 

Ever since I was little I’ve always wanted to pursue a career in being an actor. 

Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself that might surprise us?

I was Brooke Vincent’s (Sophie Webster) body double on Coronation Street.

What three words would your friends use to describe you?

Conscious, dramatic and ambitious.

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

To be lucky without consequences.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Caramel Latte’s!