CAST AND CREATIVES

GEMMA KEARNEY

Choreographer / Dance Captain

Gemma is the owner of ‘That Dance Studio’ in Christchurch. She also works at The National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA) where she has been teaching for the past 13 years.

After studying at ED5 International in Sydney she moved back to Christchurch where she was the assistant to the choreographer in Showbiz Christchurch’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and was dance captain in Hairspray (Showbiz Christchurch). Gemma was also dance captain and associate choreographer for Legally Blonde the Musical in the Court Theatres 2016/17 season.

She has choreographed routines for herself and her students in Coco Cola Christmas in the Park 2010 – 2018.

Gemma absolutely loves choreographing and has choreographed dances for her pupils and herself that have achieved success throughout New Zealand and Australia. A major highlight in her career was being the choreographer for Showbiz Christchurch’s 2019 season of We Will Rock You. In 2020 she absolutely loved choreographing GMG Productions Pantomime “Cinderella” at the Isaac Theatre Royal and is thrilled to be back again choreographing Beauty and The Beast.

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