Gina Mayer received her BFA in Theater from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. As a dancer she has performed with the Minnesota Ballet, the Royal Swedish Opera Company and as a soloist with the North Star Opera Company. She has been the choreographer for educational programs as well as professional theaters and won praise at the American College Dance Festival for her piece, Breathe . In the early 2000s she spent four years studying dance in New York City with professional dancers such as Barbara Duffy of the Barbara Duffy Tap Ensemble, Lynn Schwab, Joyce King and Patricia Wilcox. While she was in New York, Gina started her own dance program called, Mayer Arts and was the resident choreographer for the Pied Piper Children’s Theater and the Delphi Theater of New York.
Gina is also a singer and actor and has performed in many musicals and operas in various parts of the US and Europe. Her favorite musical theater roles she has performed include Genevieve in The Baker’s Wife, the Witch in Into the Woods, Sister Leo in Nunsense, and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. Gina’s operatic roles include Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. Theaters she has had the privilege of working with consist of the Guthrie Theater, the Chanhassen Dinner Theater, the Lyric Opera of New York, and the Delphi Theater of New York. As a director and choreographer Gina has worked on productions such as Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Pippin, How to Eat Like a Child, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory among others. Currently, Gina resides in Minneapolis, MN where she continues to reach aspiring performers through Mayer Arts.