Gemma has always had a passion for understanding how the human body can express itself through movement.
"I remember sneaking into practice sessions whilst studying Choreography just so I could watch aspiring dance students progress and the sheer enjoyment they experienced after an impromptu moment suddenly becomes the focal point of their whole performance."
These questions have stayed with Gemma and now form the framework for her creative practice.
What makes us move the way we do?
What is it that impacts the quality of our movement?
How does this effect our mood?
Through her learning and work at Dartington collage of arts and then Laban School of Dance, Gemma understood that these questions are impossible to answer without a community around you to support your creativity. Since then Gemma has channeled this into her practice and this has allowed her to support communities across all ages and abilities. Gemma believes that working across these traditional boundaries allows for a different quality of movement and deepens learning from participants (alongside making for awesome creative routines!).
As a qualified Hatha yoga and creative dance teacher, Gemma love's nothing more than learning with others on how best to draw out individual self expression and connection with each other in her classes.
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