J.M.Acrobatics is a Dance School based in Crediton, Devon. Our aim is to develop and train our students in such a way that they gain diverse skills in all areas of technique and performance. JMA teaches and follows the Acrobatic Arts syllabus. The programme is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of Acro: Flexibility, Strength, Balance, Limbering and Tumbling.
The progressions of the syllabus take the beginner preschool level child from log rolls and somersaults to the advanced acrobat tumbling effortlessly across the stage.
'Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern, Jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, Rhythmic gymnastics, sports acrobatics, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program'- Acrobatic Arts.
Miss Jessica Manuela Jackson-
Miss Jess is the founder of J.M.Acrobatics. Originally from Bolivia, South America, Miss Jess began gymnastics at the early age of 5. Upon moving to Devon several years later she began her training in Modern, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. Upon finishing School she decided teaching was her passion and so began her training through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Having always had a love for gymnastics Miss Jess decided to also train through Acrobatic Arts. Miss Jess has been teaching Primary, Junior and Senior acro for four years and now also teaches the Musical theatre and contepmorary and lyrical classes. The school just gets bigger and bigger, year upon year!
Miss Gemma Richardson
Miss Gemma trained at Italia conti academy of theatre arts in Central London and graduated in 2019 with a diploma in professional musical theatre. Since then she has been on the voice as a background dancer (2017), ensemble in Circus 1903 for BBCs Children in need (2019). She then got her first dance contract in Cyprus in 2020 but was unable to go due to the pandemic. She has most recently done some acting extra work for Channel 4 ‘Complaints welcome’ (2021).