Jemima enjoyed dancing and performing from an early age and when she discovered contemporary dance as a teenager, she knew she had found something she could commit to. She was with Cornwall Youth Dance Company whilst studying at The Hub Theatre School, St Austell (1992-94).
She went on to train at Laban (1994-97) graduating with First Class BA (HONS) in Dance Theatre. Jemima has danced with, amongst others, CandoCo Dance Company, Daghdha Dance Co. (Eire), Colin Poole, Annie Pui Ling Lok, Sarah Rubidge, Rorschach Collective and Chisato Minamimura.
In 2001 Jemima was awarded a Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship to choreograph her first work ‘ReMembering’ with Navtej Johar, which was commissioned by The British Council and toured India. In 2004, she was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship for her inclusive choreographic work in Quebec, Canada with Corpuscule Danse. In 2011 Jemima was commissioned to choreograph ‘Prelude’ on Kyra Kimpton, a dancer from inclusive company Restless Dance Theatre in Adelaide, Australia.
Jemima is Director of Highfliers Dance Training Company for gifted and talented dancers with learning disabilities. Highfliers is a Magpie Dance initiative. In the summer of 2013 she was commissioned by EPiC Arts to choreograph a duet for Liberty Festival. For Candoco she co-choreographed Running in the Dark with Dan Daw on CAT students at The Place in 2014 and made a new original work for Unlimited Project Armenia in 2015.
Jemima took part in Leadership Development training in 2006/7. She is a qualified Pilates teacher since 2005. She has NVQ Level 6 in British Sign Language and a certificate in Transpersonal Psychology. Jemima works part time as a Senior Sign Language Communicator for City Lit. She is the proud parent of two cheeky children: Nathan who is 13 years old and has Down’s syndrome and Blaise Blossom, who is 5 years old.