Gemma has been Cecchetti trained by Beth James of West Australian Conservatoire of Classical Ballet. In 2005 Gemma won the Cecchetti Lucie Saronova Memorial Award Gold Medal and then went on to win the MacDonald Scholarship in the same year.
Gemma has recently returned from Hong Kong where she competed in the Genee International Ballet Competition. Gemma won a silver medal.
Gemma also travelled to New Zealand last week (September 2006) to audition for their season of Giselle. She was one of two girls taken into the company and commenced work last Monday.