Emma started dancing at the age of five when she joined a local stage school in her hometown of Tamworth, England. In 2005, at age 16, Emma joined the cast of Simply Ballroom, touring the UK (Including London's West End) United Arab Emirates and South Africa, where she also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. Emma won both the UK and British Youth Latin American Championships with her then partner, she then went onto perform in four other West End Theatre shows including Dirty Dancing.
In 2007, Emma played one of Sophie's (Amanda Seyfried) friends in the film Mamma Mia and also sang on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for the movie. She went on to join Tony® nominated Burn the Floor for the show's debut on Broadway and continued on for the 2010 world tour.
In early 2012 Emma joined Dancing with the Stars as a Troupe dancer and choreographer and later went on to become a Pro dancer taking her partner, Bill Engvall, to the finals. Emma was also partnered with Michael Waltrip in Season 19.