Our Teaching Team
Miss Gemma (Principle)
Gemma began her Dance Training at the Amanda Mcglynn school of Dance at the very young age of just 2 and a half.
Expressing her passion and talent she moved on to the prestigious and renowned Val Armstrong Dance Academy in Hartlepool where she spent a large portion of her Dance childhood learning the art in all its forms.
Completing her training at The Craggs school of Dance, another well-established North East Dance school, Gemma began to perform in many shows particularly at the prestigious Forum Theatre where she regularly performed in Christmas Pantomimes and was also accredited with a role in The Nutcracker alongside the English Youth Ballet.
Learning and mastering most genres of Dance including Ballet, Tap, Acro, Contemporary Modern, Musical Theatre amongst more, Gemma quickly became known on the Northern circuit including at Cabaret and Championship level winning multiple accolades for
her passion and delivery in Dance.
As well as existing Qualifications, Gemma regularly studies multiple genres of dance with the NCDTA and Exam
opportunities are available to all students.
Now a mum herself, Gemma has orchestrated and aided the development of her own children, most notably her eldest
daughter who regularly competes in competitions and championships and is a regular amongst the elite in supreme finals
within the North of England.
At 36, Gemma’s real passion is passing on her knowledge and talent to youngsters, teaching inexperienced and
experienced dancers to have the confidence to shine.
Regardless of ability, Gemma’s patience and philosophy is for her students to be the best that they can be.
She regularly enters her students into competitions to experience circuit life and is a big believer in giving everybody t
he same opportunities.
Miss Janine (IDTA Ballet)
Hi, I am Janine, I am a Dance Teacher and Professional Adjudicator and I have been teaching Dance for 18 Years!
I started dancing at 4 years old and competed from the age of 8. I have performed in many venues including at
Leeds City Varieties in a production of Blittz and as a teenager I regularly performed in Pantomimes at the
By 2003 I completed my IDTA Associate Ballet Teaching Exam.
Since 2003 I have completed all my teaching exams and qualifications and I am still working towards becoming
My latest achievement was my fellowship IDTA Ballet qualification.
I am so excited to be joining the Gemini Team and look forward to working with everybody!
Miss Georgie (Championship Elite Programme)
Miss Georgie is a recognised figure at GDA having taught Workshops and Adjudicated some of our home Competitions.
When the call came that Georgie wanted to help on our Teaching Faculty it was a true no brainer and already our
Elite team are reaping the rewards of her expertise and Exceptional teaching methods.
Some of you may recognise Miss Georgie from her leading role in Cats in the West End or her roles in Mamma Mia
both Films and Stage show, we appreciate how lucky we are to have such an experienced professional on our team.
Georgie is diverse in most genres and operates a free role at the school targeting the needs of our Elite team and
working on improvement and polish along the way.