Princess Grace Award:
Choreography Fellowship, 2017
Gemma Bond was born in Bedfordshire, England and began her ballet training with Sylvia Bebbs. She trained at the Royal Ballet School and joined The Royal Ballet rising to the rank of first artist. Since joining American Ballet Theatre in 2008 Bond has danced works ranging from Ashton to Balanchine, Morris to Tharp, and created featured roles inworks by Ratmansky and Liam Scarlett, among others. Bond got her first taste of choreography at 13 when she competed in the Royal Ballet’s Sir Kenneth Macmillan Choreographic Competition. From 2010 to the present, she has created three new ballets for ABT’s Choreographic Institute as well as works for Atlanta Ballet, New York Theater Ballet, Intermezzo Ballet Company, and the Hartt School. Her choreography has been
performed at the prestigious Erik Bruhn Competition, the Youth America Grand Prix Gala, the 92nd Street Y, The Joyce, Jacob’s Pillow, and she has worked on commercial projects with 1stAveMachine. In 2014 she was awarded the fellowship grant from the New York Choreographic Institute (an affiliate of New York City Ballet) and she has also received grants from the Virginia B. Toulmin foundation. Ms. Bond is a 2017-?2018 New York City Center Choreography Fellow. Her upcoming projects include a world premiere commission from Ballet Sun Valley to take place in Sun Valley, Idaho in August of 2017, and a spring 2018 world premiere commission from the Washington Ballet.