Peter Pan
Production Team

Gemma Clark

Choreographer

Gemma began dancing at the age of 2 in her home town in Scotland. She studied the RAD syllabus and at age 9 successfully auditioned to join the Junior Associate programme of Scottish Ballet. Gemma then went on to full time vocational training at The Dance School of Scotland, where she gained her Advanced 2 Ballet with Distinction and was awarded the ARAD from the Royal Academy of Dance. 

 

In 2013, Gemma furthered her vocational training at Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham where she gained a Diploma in Professional Dance. During her final year of training Gemma was given the opportunity to perform the soloist role Alaskan Rag, in Elite Syncopations and was privileged to perform with Birmingham Royal Ballet on the UK tour of Sir Kenneth Macmillan’s "Romeo and Juliet”.

 

Since graduating Gemma has completed the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies with the RAD. Recently she has discovered a passion for choreography and has created various works locally including “Ebb and Flow” (Stantonbury Theatre) and “Spring” (Stantonbury Theatre).

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Jess Yeo

Soloist Choreograpaher

Jess has been training at The London Contemporary Dance School’s Centre for Advanced Training for the past 6 years. Here she has been training in Contemporary Technique and choreography. Through this programme, she has created and performed pieces with companies including Richard Alston, Rambert and Random Dance who have all inspired her love for choreography. To further her versatility, Jess trained with Avant Garde Youth where she learnt to fuse hip-hop, contemporary and musicality. Underpinning this is Jess’ love for classical ballet and strong classical technique, she has studied this style since the age of 8 with RLSB. During her classical training she has managed to Reach Advanced One with Distinction as well as performing in various productions culminating in the Lead role of Clara in “The Nutcracker”. She is fortunate to have the opportunity to share her passions for dance with students aged 2-7 at the RLSB as a teaching assistant.

 

Jess began her professional career by working on MKDT's production of "Romeo & Juliet" as assistant choreographer and will now take on her first full length production. We are delighted to have Jess sharing her wide and varied experience with MKDT once again and believe she can help to bring the company to its full potential.

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Olivia Beckett

Producer

Olivia has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She has trained predominately in ballet however has studied various dance styles throughout her training. Most recently she completed her RAD Grade 7 examination to distinction level with the RLSB. She has also performed regularly in the local area in various productions including “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping beauty” and “The nutcracker” the last of which in soloist roles. Along her journey, she developed a love for Theatre and Design, after obtaining grade A in GCSE Drama and studying A-level Theatre. In recent years, she has had the opportunity to pass on her love for ballet and performance through assisting teaching pre-school to primary levels.

 

Olivia started her professional career as Visual Director on MKDT's production of "Romeo & Juliet" and will now move into a new role as producer. We are delighted that she is returning to work with our company and are excited to see what she produces.