Emma Mahony set up 'The Odette School of Ballet' with the dream of sharing her love of dance with others. She is extremely passionate about teaching both young and older people the wonderful art of ballet. Emma believes in inspiring, nurturing and guiding young dancers through the world of dance. She creates a wonderfully welcoming and supportive environment where children can thrive and flourish. 'The Odette School of Ballet' is a local dance class where children can make friends, explore movement, and gain a top quality ballet education.

Emma began her training with Dublin Ballet School where she trained under the Royal Academy of Dance method. She went on to study dance full-time where she attained a Diploma in Dance Instruction from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and a Certificate in Exercise and Health Studies from the National Council of Exercise and Fitness. Following this, Emma was accepted onto the RAD teaching programme, with Linda Higgins as her mentor. She graduated with a Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and was immediately employed at Dublin Ballet School.

Emma was the first 'Silver Swans' licensed teacher in Ireland and runs an extremely succesful class which has gained media attention from Ireland AM,The Irish Times, the Dublin Gazette and Dublin Live. She is certified to teach the 'Progressing Ballet Technique' and was also recently involved in a 'Dance in Education' programme run by the Dublin Youth Dance Company. Emma was awarded a full scholarship to attend the International ImpulsTanz festival in Vienna, she was a member of the DYDC and she also represented her college nationally with a self-choreographed contemporary dance solo piece. Emma teaches dance at a community level; including projects in primary and secondary schools and alsonursing homes. She has a background in fitness and has worked in a top-Dublin gym and was also employed by CoisCĂ©im to teach ballet-fitness at their studio.

'Odette' is the Swan Princess from the famous ballet 'Swan Lake'. She is a beautiful, kind-hearted and gentle young woman who shows strength and courage as she faces her tragic fate through dance. 'Swan Lake' is a timeless classic that embodies the spirit and values of classical ballet. 'The Odette School of Ballet' gives its students the opportunity to immerse themselves into the heart of ballet.