Geraldine Grace Johns was born in Wellington, New Zealand and began her ballet training at the age of four at the Deborah Hale School of Dance and Katie Haines De Vere Academy of Dance.

She was the first recipient to win a scholarship at the Alana Haines Australasian Awards in 1989 and studied full time at the New Zealand School of Dance in 1990. 

She auditioned for and won the role of Jammes, touring throughout New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Korea in Ken Hill's Original Phantom of the Opera from 1993.

In 1998 she moved to London and began studying with the Royal Academy of Dance while teaching in the Greater London Area and Surrey County.

She moved to Japan and taught for the Kudo School of Ballet in Yokohama in 1999.

Geraldine completed her studies under Paula Hunt ARAD RAD T Dip MNZM in Wellington and ran her own Royal Academy of Dance School in Auckland from 2001 to 2007.

Wishing to spread her wings once again, Geraldine accepted full time study at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in NYC. She completed the two-year course; after which, was asked back on staff to teach in the dance department from 2009.

Following graduation from the NP, she worked in theatre and film in NYC, including the acclaimed Godlight Theatre Company in 2011, as a member of the company.

Her most recent performance was in 2016 alongside past and present members of the Martha Graham Dance Company in special performances, which honored Deborah Zall

Geraldine opened Grace Ballet New York in 2016 and is the only registered Royal Academy of Dance Teacher teacher in Manhattan.

Geraldine guest coaches in Toronto for the Canadian Royal Academy of Dance ‘Dance Challenge’ 2018, 2019 and 2020, she also was a guest coach for the USA Royal Academy of Dance Challenge which was held in Long Beach, California 2019.