The Team

All our tutors have valuable teaching expertise and have been chosen for their commitment, enthusiasm and knowledge of their genre of dance.

Our experienced team is focused on developing and nurturing every student's talent. We adopt a friendly and approachable style of teaching and are always willing to speak to parents about a child's development. 

The school is overseen by Dean Verbeeck and classes are taught by Principal Gemma Blundell. 

Miss Gemma - Dance Principal

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Gemma started her dance training at the age of 3 at The Swansea Grand Theatre School of Dancing. She trained in all aspects of Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Musical Theatre. Gemma completed all ISTD dance examination at a very young age.  She was a credit to the school, performing in many professional pantomimes and other shows at the Grand Theatre. 

At the age of 16yrs Gemma was awarded a scholarship for The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London. She trained professionally for 3 years gaining a 3yr Musical Theatre, film and dance diploma. After graduating, she worked professionally on cruise ships, performing in many musical theatre and dance shows. 

Gemma has always had a passion for teaching dance and has taught and choreographed for many years in between job contracts. Since moving back to her hometown of Swansea, she has decided to live her dream of becoming a permanent dance teacher. Gemma is currently studying for higher education in ISTD Ballet, tap and modern. This will be an on going process, as she continues to gain further experience and qualifications. Gemma is passionate about passing on her knowledge of dance, seeing children develop their own skills and techniques. Miss Gemma would like to welcome you to The Performance Factory Dance School.