Gemma Payne

Gemma Payne

Gemma trained at The Royal Ballet School & Central School of Ballet studying classical ballet and contemporary. She has performed and toured all over the world with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures for 11 years in various productions. She was also a member of The Gothenburg Ballet, Sweden and is a freelance dancer here in London. 

In 2008, after performing for more than a year with chronic patella tendonitis, she tried her first Bikram class. Not really realising how suited it was to her injury, the results within the first 30 days were incredible. The pain had been so bad that on more than one occasion she passed out at the hairdressers (some what embarrassingly), car journeys were a nightmare and performing became mentally and physically stressful. The change in those 30 days physically and mentally was remarkable and five years on she never looked back. She now looks on that injury as a blessing opening up this whole other path.

She feels very proud and privileged to be a yoga teacher now. Gemma would also like to thank DCD Dancers Career Development for their support of making her teacher training possible.