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Joined ABT 2008
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Born in Bedfordshire, England, Gemma Bond trained with Sylvia Bebbs and at The Royal Ballet School. In 2000, she danced Zulme in Giselle in the School’s annual performance.
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 a Porcelain Princess in Aurora’s Wedding, Galya in The Bright Stream, Step-Sister and Spring Fairy in 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 in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Olga in Onegin, Miettes qui tombent (Breadcrumb) and Sapphire Fairy in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, the Fairy of Charity in The Sleeping Beauty, a little swan 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 Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, a leading role in Liam Scarlett’s With a Chance of Rain and roles in After You, Brahms-Haydn Variations and Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once.
Ms. Bond’s performances at American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Avery and Andrew F. Barth, in recognition of former ABT corps de ballet dancer Carmen Barth Fox.
* created role