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Tay

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Tay

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Thanks for stopping by! Some things about me...

I was born in sunny Sarasota, Florida and raised in sweet Saint Charles, Illinois. I was practically born on the stage, as both of my parent's are equity actors. I spent my childhood learning just how fulfilling a life in the theatre can be with my brother, equally as interested in this as a career, by my side. The opportunity to be directed by my parents, watch my mom perform on stage, see my dad acting on camera. It has been the biggest blessing as a young person training to dive into the field. Having my parents, and sibling, as inspirations is a priceless and important detail to who I am.

From a very early age I began performing in musicals. The opportunity of performing at the American Girl Theatre in Chicago sprung upon me. In 2004 I was cast in a young girls dream show, and for four years I traveled to and from the city learning how to be a professional actress. At such a young age, I found what brought me joy. I broke out of my shell, and could not stop performing, taking dance classes, and gearing up the courage to sing for just about anybody. Once middle school and high school came around, I found a couple more passions that made me into who I am today. Becoming a very successful team member of our cross country, and track teams, I learned how much I enjoy being an athlete, and a person who refuses to give up on my physical and mental goals. I also found photography, which to this day I am heavily involved in, and hope to bring this passion with me to wherever I reside. 

In high school, I took part in all of the musicals, and by my senior year was cast in the Illinois Allstate Production of Memphis. The experience that confirmed I needed to continue my education and study acting. At that time, I was in the midst of auditioning for Music Theatre Programs, and came upon Florida State University. Immediately fell in love, and accepted my offer in their BFA Musical Theatre program. Before heading to college in the fall, I received the Best Actress Award at the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards, and attended the Jimmy Awards in NYC. This experience fueled me into a four year university doing what I love. I spent a few summers the past couple years living in North Carolina, working at the Highlands Playhouse, with some of the most beautiful people I've met. After graduating in the spring of 2017, I enjoyed a beautiful summer at Music Theatre Wichita, before deciding to take on life as a storyteller in Los Angeles. 

I have completed a fantastic internship at Milk Studios in Hollywood, and currently choreographing with Upstage Theatre Arts Schools, whilst finding my place in this electrifying city. 

Whatever makes you feel the sun from the inside out, chase that.
— Gemma Troy
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