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GEMMA WHITELAM

HEAD OF DANCE

Gemma, an esteemed graduate of the Royal Ballet School Associate Scheme and Laine Theatre Arts, is not only an internationally recognized performer but also holds the respected qualifications from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).

Her professional prowess has seen her excel as the Assistant Choreographer to Olivier Award Winner, Karen Bruce, for three seasons of the universally beloved show, Strictly Come Dancing. Additionally, Gemma's distinctive talent is also evident in her contribution to several Strictly spin-off stage shows, the Royal Variety Performance, and the popular Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

Gemma's rich theatre background features an impressive array of roles. She showcased her versatility and leadership in Sinatra at the Palladium, West End, and as Dance Captain and Swing in Dance Til Dawn during its original UK tour and at Aldwych Theatre, West End. Her contribution to Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward Theatre, We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, and The Wedding Singer during its original UK tour underline her enduring commitment to excellence in dance.

Her theatre credits also include her remarkable performances as Swing in Rent at the Duke of York’s Theatre, Desperately Seeking Susan at the Novello Theatre, and as the Assistant Dance Captain in Footloose during the UK tour and Playhouse Theatre. She showed her adeptness at playing multiple roles in Grease and Fame during their respective UK tours, and in Oh! What a Night.

Qualified with the ISTD, Gemma carries a prestigious hallmark of excellence and professionalism. This qualification, coupled with her exceptional career trajectory marked by an unwavering commitment to excellence, influential collaborations, and a unique ability to create unforgettable performances, places her at the forefront of the dance and choreography industry. She continues to inspire and pave the way for future talent.

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