Cascais Dance Academy


 Is a Professional dancer and teacher. She started dance training at the age of three in her hometown of Garforth, Leeds, UK at Sandra Reids school of Dance. As a child she went on to accomplish high grades and win  a substantial number of competitions, in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Song & dance, and national.

Leanne then attend SLP dance college, where she was awarded a dance and  drama scholarship, and graduated with honours ISTD associate Modern dance. She began her professional career at the Moulin Rouge, Paris, and has since travelled the world as a performer gaining a wide experience of work in casinos, hotels, theatres, and cruise liners worldwide.

Leanne has been teaching dance for the past three years now, and is currently teaching Children and adults all types of dance. In 2012 she become an official Zumba instructor, and currently has Zumba classes in Sociedade Musical de Cascais, EMCDDA, Lisboa, Sociedade de Caparide and Grupo Desportivo de Zambujeiro. She is always looking forward to working more and more with different people to pass on her passion for dance.


·         ZUMBA - St Andrew's Church; Lisbon, Bramhi Oriental Wellness; Parede, Clube de Futebol de Sassoeiros, Academia Fitsassu, EMCDDA; Lisboa, International Dance Factory; Abobada, Sociedade de Caparide.

·         Sociedade Musical de Cascais Ballet, Jazz, & Zumba

·         Patio dos Artistas; Cascais - Stretching, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop & Zumba.

·         Conservatorio de Lisboa - Ballet, Dança Moderna & Teatro Musical.

·         Colegio Santa Maria; Lapa - Teatro Musical.

·         Escolinha do Largo; Cascais - Ballet.

·         SLP College; Leeds, UK – Dança Moderna, Jazz, Can-Can.

Please meet my fabulous Scottish teatcher.
Kirsty trained in Scotland at Performing Arts Studio Scotland. Studying classical styles and gaining a Diploma in Dance Artistry. She moved to the Greece yaland´s Corfu and  Lanzarote to work as a professional dancer and performer. She has a passion for choreography and teaching and is delighted to be teaching a long side CDA. In her classes she aims to teach the best techniques for your child but also the best in confidence for them. 

Emma Nilsson de Macedo

 06/28/1970 Sweden, Helsingborg

1988 Graduated from Gymnasium in Sweden (Social direction)

1988-89 Exchange Dance student in America, Apple Valley High School

1992 Graduated from the Ballet Academy of Sweden (Gothenburg)

Maturing in Classic Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dance and Teaching.

Speak fluently Swedish, Portuguese and English (spoken and written)

Good knowledge of German, some Spanish and French.

Professional Experience.

I have been working since 1992, as a free professional dancer.
My profession as a Dancer had taking me all over the world. 
Since 1996 I'm based and living in Portugal, were my career as a dancer also has been very dynamic, full of  professional experience in the fantastic dance world; It has been positive & full in my point of view. 

I have been in the “ShowBusiness” were I have done more than 500 TV Shows infront of Cameras, Theatres, Casinos, Music videos, Comercials, Fashion Industry, Jazz Company, Film production and Turned with many different Singers & Artists as dancers on stage and so on.

Today I´m working behind the curtains. Creating, producing, organising &
choreographing shows for events, Tv , music industry, artists & singers.
Working with artists as Singers, Actress, Dancers & Models preparing them for the next stage and the real world.

I created Cascais Dance Academy 1989. Then the school was at the Gymnasio Linha in Cascais. My passion is to teach and working with childrens, adults, and people in general , make them dance and make them enjoy the movement!

 I like to transmit my interest for dance, create new choreographie witch is like drowing a panting .Also to creat students that bekom dancers that than can step on to stages all over theworld. I already have inspired a dozin of students that had attended  CDA that to day Dancing  all from Copenhagens Oprah House to New York- Broadway, London, Stockholm, Berlin and of course Lisbon. -Lets Dance!


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