Gemma Crooks

Interim Course Leader (Foundation & Short Courses)
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Gemma Crooks is an acting practitioner, director and research practitioner. She is a graduate of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama holding an MFA in Actor Training and Coaching. In her work, she engages with a conscious consideration of cultural identities for inclusive practice. 

Before joining LAMDA in January 2024 Gemma co-developed the Post-16 Acting Pathway at Arts1, where she held the position of Head of Acting. Gemma also works as an acting Practitioner at RADA on the MA Lab programme specialising in Active analysis. She worked as a visiting lecturer teaching at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and various UK drama schools and actor training platforms.

Gemma has published her research in Stanislavski and Race;Questioning the “System” in the 21st Century. Her chapter is a co-created actor training model S.P.H.E.R.E which acknowledges the gift of collaboration, self-expression and cultural identity for a student-centred training.