Gemma Beasley began her early dance training with Corraine Collins Dance Studios in Cheltenham, England.
Following the ISTD syllabus Gemma holds certificates of Honours in Advanced Ballet, Tap & Modern. After winning the Janet Cram Premier Modern Awards, Marjorie Davies Star Tap Award and numerous recognition at the Imperial Ballet Awards. Gemma was selected as a Ballet Scholar with ISTD in conjunction with dancers of the Royal Ballet and became a demonstrator for the new ISTD Ballet and Modern syllabus and video. She also asked to perform as a soloist and as a group ballet demonstrator at the ISTD Congress on several occasions.
She attended Doreen Bird Musical Theatre College on a dance and drama award graduating with First Class Honors. After a season dancing with Carnival Cruise Lines, Gemma decided to pursue her real passion of contemporary dance and secured a scholarship with Alvin Ailey in New York. Whilst there, she was selected to be personally mentored by Hope Boykin, dancer with AAADT and was privileged to experience rehearsals, special workshops and perform with the company.
She has performed work by Matthew Rushing, Hope Boykin, Katie Morea, Nikki O’Hara, David Leighton, Andrew Wilson, Sabra Perry, Gary Jeter and Laurie Eisenhower and taken Intensives and various workshops with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Matthew Bourne and Rambert. Gemma is currently apprenticing with Eisenhower Dance Company, a contemporary dance company based in Michigan, USA.
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