Meet the team

Jodie McRae

Having danced since the age of five and graduated through the local dance school. Jodie spent two years studying B-tec in performing arts and A-level dance before moving to Spain to further her career as a professional dancer and choreographer. Jodie has been teaching independently for many years in a number of local dance schools, primary and secondary schools and a national theatre organisation. During her time as a performer, Jodie has danced at a number of Theatre’s and Arena’s. She has also been a backing dancer for top UK artists and has worked close to some of the best performers in the industry. Alongside teaching dance Jodie is a full-time mother to 2 children.

Jodie is an Associate member of the IDTA and a certified Acrobatic Arts teacher.

Lucy Russell

Lucy graduated from Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama with a Distinction in their Professional Musical Theatre Diploma. She has featured in several productions and has worked with several West End choreographers. She specialises in modern dance including Commercial, Street, Hip Hop and Break Dancing. Along with teaching at Gemini, Lucy is a full-time mother to her little boy. As well as being an incredible dancer & creative choreographer Lucy has been trained by some of the best vocal coaches in the industry and gained experience on an 8-month tour of South East Asia as a lead vocalist on a Royal Caribbean ship. Lucy offers private singing lessons from the age of 6.

If you are interested in having vocal training for yourself or children, please feel free to contact Lucy on 07814 594 632.

Bradi Weight

Bradi has been dancing since the age of six, starting at her local    sports centre and has continued through secondary school and   during her A Levels. She has danced in many local studios learning a variety of styles such as, disco, tap, ballet, cheerleading, street dance and gymnastics. Bradi has seven years teaching experience and now wants to share her passion for dance with others. She has successfully conducted two annual dance shows, choreographing for over 200 students. Bradi has performed all over Sheffield in many charity events, festivals and galas, and has competed in many local dance competitions. Bradi performed at Don Valley Stadium in 2012 during the Olympic Torch 70-day tour, as well as dancing on the Sky show ‘Got To Dance’ in 2012, performing in front of Ashley Banjo, Kimberly Wyatt and Adam Garcia. Bradi has begun her journey with Gemini and is keen to learn new styles of dance taking exams with the IDTA. Bradi is very excited to be a part of the Gemini team bringing lots of fresh and fun ideas to classes.      

Pip Lockwood

Pip is an incredibly experienced and talented dancer and teacher. She joined her local dance academy at age 12, where she learnt a variety of dance styles including street, lyrical, disco, tap and Cheerleading, this led to her joining the teaching staff in 2008 where she began her teaching career. Alongside developing through dance schools, Pip has also studied BTEC dance in college and a BA(hons) degree in dance from The University of Lincoln. From graduating university, she has taught dance in a wide range of primary schools covering all of the Yorkshire and Humber area delivering PPA sessions, after school clubs and CPD. Pip has also choreographed an performed with her own local dance company covering a variety of events, fundraisers and festivals. Pip is regularly involved in small scale projects within the local community got both children and adult.

"My daughter absolutely loves dance classes here and the teachers are fantastic, very professional and have a great attitude towards the students. The dance workshops in the holidays are fab and affordable. A lovely dance school".

"Gemini is an excellent place to come and learn to dance. The teachers are exceptional and are such role models for the students. Ellie absolutely loves dancing with Gemini, she has improved so much in her dancing and performing and has just passed her first lot of dance exams. She has made friends for life through Gemini and I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a dance school for their child".

"My son loves his Dance lessons, he always comes home with loads of great ideas and it has really helped his confidence and coordination!"

"Fabulous Dance school. Just watched my daughter on stage at Gemini's "A Million Dreams" show this weekend.... Brilliant. The children were amazing and clearly enjoyed themselves. Outfits, music and choreography and the general organisation from the start of rehearsals through to the end of the last performance was top-notch. The passion the staff at Gemini have for dance came through in the children's performances. Well done performers, all staff and all the volunteers - so much hard work went into ensure it was a success. Brilliant."

"My daughter has been taught by Jodie and now by Bradi. The staff are very professional and know exactly how to get the best out of the children. They also genuinely care about them. I know my daughter is listened to (as am I) by Bradi. Any issues my daughter has had eg, stage fright prior to the show , has been dealt with appropriately and sensitively according to her needs. I can't thank Bradi enough as my daughter had genuine fears to face.
If you're considering dance for your child then give Gemini a try. I doubt you will experience any disappointment.

"My daughter has been taught by Jodie and now by Bradi. The staff are very professional and know exactly how to get the best out of the children. They also genuinely care about them. I know my daughter is listened to (as am I) by Bradi. Any issues my daughter has had eg, stage fright prior to the show , has been dealt with appropriately and sensitively according to her needs. I can't thank Bradi enough as my daughter had genuine fears to face.
If you're considering dance for your child then give Gemini a try. I doubt you will experience any disappointment.
The lessons are prompt, professional, fun and stretch the children without putting pressure on them. Worth every penny."

"My daughter LOVED her dancing gems class with Pip! Her co-ordination has come on, concentration & confidence. Pip introduced dancing through fun songs the girls knew & each session they developed new skills".

"Gemini is honestly the best dance school I've been to! Not only is the teaching exceptional but the staff and other students are some of the kindest people you will ever meet. It has a very good sense of community within and I couldn't ask for anything more! Definitely join Gemini!!!!"

"I attended the adult tap class at Totley Primary School last night and was SO happy I did! I used to do Musical Theatre and haven't donned a pair of tap shoes in 15 years. The class was neither easy nor too hard so was perfect for a beginner or someone as rusty as me (I was RUSTY!!!!) The other ladies were LOVELY and Jodie's energy is infectious. Massive thumbs up from me and would recommend any one of any age/ability to attend or send their little ones!!!!!!"

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