Alexandra Teachers


Gemma Gardner

Gemma Gardner has trained with Alexandra Dance Academy since the age of three and has always known she wanted to teach dance.

Gemma has taken part in numerous shows with the Academy as well as performing in pantomimes, music videos, competitions and shows throughout the south.

For two years Gemma has managed Dance Camps at Virgin Active Brighton, which has given her great experience in teaching routines, choreographing numbers and the overall running of a performance. During her time at Virgin Active, Gemma trained with the performers and choreographers from 'Step Up' the movie.

After leaving college, where she gained 3 A-Levels including one in Performing Arts, Gemma went on to study at Chichester where she was chosen to fast track her DDI and DDE teaching qualifications in Tap and Modern.

Gemma is very excited and feels honoured to be teaching at the Academy and hopes to pass on her passion for dance to her pupils.



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Janis Darvill
Gemma Gardner
Kerry Mace
Shanna Oswald
Kaori Nakazawa-Cowie
Alex Cowie
Danielle Ashton

Denise Ponsonby (Principal)


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