Gina Joyce Barnard
Gina trained in Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz dance from a very young age. Whilst attending Steppin Out Academy of Performance she achieved the highest levels of these genres, alongside studying Irish dance and gaining her teaching qualifications with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.
Making her professional performance debut as a senior dancer in the Poole pantomime Peter Pan, Gina has since continued to perform in various cabaret troupes and modelling catwalk shows. Alongside performing Gina regularly teaches dance, something that she is very passionate about.
Gina went on to work for Warner Leisure holidays where she not only expanded her performance repertoire but gained vast experience in other aspects of entertaining. Here she also developed her vocal ability.
Recently Gina has returned from a 6 month contract with fellow Gem Emma, where they performed an all singing, all dancing show in Rhodes, Turkey and Kos.
Gina is the creative director and choreographer of GJ Cabarets, and is excited about the future of her upcoming dance troupe!
Emma has been dancing since she was three years old. She attended Diane Gullifords School of Dance located in Poole, and was fortunate to be given the opportunity to perform at the Lighthouse with a few professional companies.
When she was 18 she moved to London after auditioning and being accepted at Margaret Howard Theatre College. She studied drama and singing as well as extending her dance training. Here she completed the tap and modern syllabus alongside studying new styles. Including musical theatre, pas de deux and hip hop. Emma left with a three year performance diploma as well as developing her flair for lyrical and contemporary dance.
Since graduating Emma has taken part in numerous events. Including music videos, photoshoots and live performances.
Emma has previously modelled, and has been lucky enough to take part in catwalks, be featured on websites and also published in magazines.
She has recently returned from a six month contract dancing in hotels across Greece and Turkey.
Hana Elizabeth Coley
Hana began her life as a dancer at the tender age of 3 where she learned the foundations of ballet, tap and modern and got the taste for performing. At 16 Hana joined "Stage Door School of Dance and Drama" where she performed as part of "Starburst Dancers" and gained grounding in jazz, Spanish, Irish and National. It was at Stage Door that she made her professional stage debut as a senior dancer in the pantomime Aladdin at Poole Lighthouse. She went on to understudy Marti Webb as The Wicked Witch in Snow White at Bournemouth Pavilion and actually stepped in to fill her shoes for two shows, giving her valuable performing experience.
For 2 years Hana was part of the Bournemouth based burlesque group "Once Upon A Tease", with whom she got to perform in London and L.A, wowing audiences with provocative and risqué dance routines. Hana's ability to mix street, sexy and stylish made her a huge hit with the crowds.
Following her acting training in Hollywood, Hana has also had a host of TV and film work experience, including parts in The Harsh Light of Day, How I Live Now, V.I.P (Channel 4), and she was responsible for choreographing and performing in British zombie flick "Stalled".
Hana was extremely proud to be asked to become one third of The Gems, and is very much looking forward to their future together as one of the South's top dance acts.
"Having performed at The Harbour Lounge, Rockley Park, Les Bouviers, Bournemouth Flying Club and many Charity events, GJ Cabarets are keen to be involved in any upcoming entertainment opportunities."