Gemma is a Professional Ballroom and Latin dancer, choreographer and coach living in London.
Beginning to dance at a young age, she initially studied Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance before later moving on to Latin and Ballroom styles. Her experience across different dance genres means she is adept at finding the best method of teaching for each individual, whether it be simple movement direction, or intense training in partner dance styles.
Whilst pursuing her career in dance, Gemma spent seven years working as an Assistant Director in the UK TV and Film industry, working on everything from commercials, pop promos, and multi-camera studio-based shows, to large budget TV Drama and Features. Her experience on set, and in particular working with large crowds and background cast, alongside her dance training, means she is uniquely placed to understand and balance the artistic and logistic requirements of an ever-changing production, with a unique eye to choreograph to camera. Gemma has provided coaching for actors preparing for roles that require dance skills and confidence, choreography for celebrities, and training for dancers of different genres for TV and Film, as well as appearing on screen herself.
Gemma works with her professional dance partner Oleg in both a Choreography and Performance capacity. They are available as individuals, or together for TV and Film work both on and off camera. Please see 'Oleg and Gemma' for details of their partnership. Specialists in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and Paso Doble, they also work with a network of talented and reliable dancers and assistant choreographers in other dance styles such as Salsa, Rock and Roll, Lindy Hop and Brazilian Samba, and are happy to source dancers of such styles for your production.
'Ironbark' (in production) - Dance Adviser
'Creeped Out'/CBBC - Choreographer/Movement Director
'Olivia and Alex Said Yes'/TLC TV - Choreographer
'This Morning'/ITV - Assistant Choreographer, Dance Challenge Judge
'Made in Chelsea'/E4 - Featured Dancer
'Interlude in Prague'/Stillking Films - Waltz Coach to Charlotte Peters
'Building A Dancer'/Brendon Hansford - Featured Dancer
'Dancing With The Stars Albania' - Initial Choreographer/Coach to Tuna Sejdi
For a list of my credits as an Assistant Director, please contact me directly. A non-exhaustive list can be found on my IMDB profile .