Erna has been an Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance for over 20 years as well as running her own dance school in London for over 10 years. After graduating from the College of the RAD, Erna pursued a career in dance. Travelling the world and performing in theatres all over Europe. After her career as a professional dancer she decided to concentrate on teaching and founded the Youth Dance Theatre and later started Jumpup, a dance school in Hampstead, London. She also found time to work towards her degree from Durham University as well as a PGCE from The Institute of Education.