Instructors

Emma dancing

Emma Trentman has been teaching Highland Dancing for 25 years.  She is a certified teacher through the British Association of Teachers of Dancing and a judge through the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.  She has taught in a variety of dance schools, including the Gail Bacon Scottish Highland Dancers, the Thistle Dancers, and the Mid-Michigan Highland Dance Academy.  During her competitive career, Emma represented the Eastern Region at the United States National Championships four times, and successfully competed throughout the Eastern and Midwestern Regions of the United States.  Emma moved to Albuquerque in 2012, and founded Highland Dance Albuquerque to share her love of Highland Dancing.  She also organizes New Mexico’s two highland dance competitions, at the Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival and the Aztec Highland Games, as well as the competition at the Cortez Celtic Fair in Cortez, CO.

Emily Moog joined Highland Dance Albuquerque in 2023. From 2014-2022, Emily was an assistant instructor at the Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers of Chicagoland under the direction of Nancy Strolle. Emily holds Member certification in both Highland and National dance from the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD).