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    A champion of new choreography, Washington Ballet artistic director Julie Kent holds a discussion with choreographer and American Ballet Theatre corps de ballet member Gemma Bond. Company dancers perform highlights from a new commission by Bond prior to the March 14 premiere in Washington, D.C
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My Bio

 Born in Bedforshire, England, Gemma Bond began her ballet training with Sylvia Bebbs. In 1993  she was accepted into the Royal Ballet School, where she later danced the leading role of Zulma in Giselle at the school's annual performance upon graduation in 2000.
Bond joined The Royal Ballet in 2000 and was promoted to first artist in 2003. Her repertory included Olga In Onegin, Princess Stephanie in Mayerling, Clara in The Nutcracker, the Fairy of the Song Bird in The Sleeping Beauty, a Cygnet in Swan Lake, Marie in Anastasia and a sylphide in La Sylphide. She created a role in Poppy Ben David's Siren Song (2000), which was part of The Royal Ballet's "The New Works."

Bond joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in January 2008. Her repertory with the Company includes Galya in The Bright Stream, the Fairy Spring in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, Her Other Stepsister in James Kudelka's Cinderella, Mazurka Lady in Coppélia, an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, Amour in Don Quixote, Helena in The Dream, Vera in A Month in the Country, the Chinese Dance and one of the Nutcracker's Sisters in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, Olga in Onegin, the Fairy Miettes qui tombent (Breadcrumb) and the Sapphire Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Cygnet and the Italian Princess in Swan Lake, Effie in La Sylphide and roles in Black Tuesday, Company B, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Dumbarton and In the Upper Room.
She created Columbine in Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Cinderella in Ratmansky's The Sleeping Beauty. Bond created a leading role in Liam Scarlett’s With a Chance of Rain, and a role in Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once.

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, the Hartt School and Ballet Sun Valley. 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. Her upcoming projects include a spring 2018 world premiere commission from the Washington Ballet. Ms. Bond is a 2017-2018 New York City Center Choreography Fellow the recipient of a 2017 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship, and the 2018 winner of the Clive Barnes foundation Award for dance.




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