Who We Are
Find out more about the team and what we do!
Artistic Director of EDA
Kate Kearns taught as a secondary teacher for 15 years. EDA (previously EEDC) was 'born' in 2009 and was co-founded with Harriet Jones and we have continued to strive since. She is also a dance artist and choreographer in West Berkshire. She also works in administration for the NATD.
We offer open contemporary dance classes as well as graded contemporary class for young people aged 11-19. We have recently introduced a dance class for adults. Our passion and experience has led us to create exciting, challenging classes for young people.
Kate also teaches adult and children's ballet classes at Allenova School of Dancing.
Achievements and Qualifications
Artistic Director and Choreographer for EEDC since 2009.
Head of Dance at St Bartholomew's School 2006-2016.
Teacher of Dance at St Bartholomew's School.
West Berkshire Dance Network Leader.
PGCE Univeristy of Brighton
BA Honours in Dance and Culture, University of Surrey
Emma is a performer and choreographer based in Berkshire. She began her dance training through youth companies before attending the University of Winchester, studying BA Hons in choreography and dance. In 2016 Emma established her own company, GoldHill Dance, for which she acts as both a choreographer and performer. The company explore human capabilities and strive to produce thought provoking yet accessible works, enjoyable for all audience participants regardless of previous dance knowledge. Although predominantly a contemporary artist, she uses influences from jazz, street and aerial art in her work. Emma also works as a facilitator, running workshops in education institutes and leading youth dance projects.
Achivements and Qualifications
Resolutions at The Place 2018.
Founder and Artistic Director of GoldHill Dance.
BA Honours in Choreography and Dance, University of Winchester.
Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester Virginia.
D@Win Dance Company
Performs with Land Girls Dance Company and Wessex Dance Academy.