Gemma Freitas

Dance

Gemma Freitas

Princess Grace Award:
Dance Scholarship, 2014, Alexander Moore Bayer Dance Award

Gemma Freitas, currently a senior at The Juilliard School, was born in Buffalo, New York and began her dance training at the age of two at David De Marie dance studio in Clarence, New York. She grew up as a competition dancer and then switched her focus to her ballet training at the age of 14, studying at The American Academy of Ballet in her hometown until she graduated from high school. Gemma attended various summer programs in her early years such as the Chautauqua School of the Arts and the New York Summer School of the Arts. At Juilliard, she has had the opportunity to perform repertoire by Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Eliot Feld, and Murray Louis, along with being a part of new works by Monica Bill Barnes, Emery LeCrone and Darrel Grand Moultrie. Coinciding with her Juilliard education, Gemma has attended Spring Board Danse Montréal, Arte Libera in Valencia, Spain, and Movement Invention Project in New York City, learning works by Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, and Nils Christie. Along with Gemma’s passion for performing she enjoys teaching and taking part in educational outreach projects. After receiving her B.F.A in Dance from Juilliard in 2015, she wishes to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer with a goal to eventually practice dance/horse therapy for those with mental disabilities.


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