Gemma Mills

Lecturer in Dance Education.

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PGCE: Dance Teaching with QTS, BA(Hons) Dance and Performing Arts


Gemma joined the Faculty of Education in September 2018. Since graduating from Middlesex University in 2005, Gemma has worked as a professional dance artist performing in television, film, and theatre productions worldwide. After completing her PGCE with QTS at the Royal Academy of Dance, Gemma worked as a Teacher of Dance for a selective Performing Arts Academy for students aged 14-19 years, with an aptitude for Dance and Musical Theatre. As a Lecturer in Dance Education, she teaches across multiple programmes, and has a special interest in the transition between professional performing and dance teaching.

Teaching and management

  • BA (Hons) Ballet Education
  • BA (Hons) Dance Education
  • PGCE: Dance Teaching
  • Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies
  • Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma

Research interests and projects

Gemma’s research interests include the correlation between student mind-set and intrinsic motivation, and the affect this has on their experience in dance education.