GSS Teaching Team

The teachers at the Gemma Short School of Dance & Theatre Arts are certified professionals, who you will find to be enthusiastic and helpful.  


Our ethos is on promoting the skills of dance and theatre arts through fun and dynamic classes. We will support students who want to enter ISTD or LAMDA examinations and regularly enter students in local, regional and national competiive festivals, and give them opportunities to showcase their skills in various shows and performances.


Our teachers are all highly experienced performers themselves and can offer advice and guidance to parents and students about all aspects of dance and theatre arts, and help to assist you in all aspects of your training programme. Our personalised approach always ensures students receive the highest standard of support and training.  


All our teachers have a full Enhanced DBS check.

The school is affiliated to The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) which is one of the world’s leading dance examinations boards. Founded in 1904, it is a registered educational charity providing training and qualifications for dance teachers, covering the full spectrum of genres from Ballet to Jazz.

Find out more about our team:

Principal                 Gemma Short
Dance Teacher                 Jessica-Jo Marshall
Dance Teacher                 Lauren Hume
Dance Teacher                 Poppy Hann-Brewer
Dance Teacher                 Hayley Worrallo
Drama Teacher & Website                 Russell Langdown
Musical Theatre Teacher                 Lucy Bosley
GSS Dancewear & Shop                 Sue Short

Contact us

Gemma Short School of Dance & Theatre Arts


25 Victoria Road  




Any questions?

Contact us directly:


Tel: 01793 847567

Mob: 07788 244732

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