Gemma has always had an enormous passion for the performing arts and the theatre industry.
She was a Theatre Bugs student for five years, three of which as a student in the Show Bugs class. During that time she played characters such as the Blue Fairy in Pinocchio, the Sour Kangaroo in Seussical and Mulan in her school’s bi-annual musical Mulan Jr. She also played the role of Lina Lamont in TB Art’s debut production Singin’ in the Rain Jr. as part of the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival.
She has been a part of Brisbane Theatre Company, Harvest Rain’s production of Hairspray the Arena Spectacular where she performed in the mass ensemble alongside the principle cast featuring many professionals such as Christine Anu and Simon Burke. She was also accepted in the Class of Cabaret program through the Adelaide Festival Centre where she attended workshops with mentors such as Charmaine Jones, Eddie Perfect and Ali McGregor and performed in a production as a part of the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
She has been studying drama and singing throughout her entire secondary schooling and completed stage one SACE dance last year. She is currently completing Year 12 and studying Drama, Music, Creative Arts and English Literary Studies. This year she is also the Assistant Director for her school’s musical, Singin’ in the Rain Jr.
She loves teaching at Theatre Bugs and hopes she can give new students the same amazing experience she had as a child.