Gina was born in the small mountain town of Smithers, British Columbia, where her first performance took place at a figure skating exhibition at age five. Gina performed in all her school plays and talent shows. Her first love was dance. Whether ballet, tap, modern, or musical theatre, Gina was immersed in dance performance. As classical ballet training developed her work ethic, it wasn't long before Gina's love of performance began to shape itself into a career.
At the age of fifteen, Gina was scouted by a modeling agency and moved to Japan. Gina schooled herself on the culture and language and the country became her second home. Gina was successful in modeling, but it was never her passion; modeling was ultimately a stepping stone to bigger things.
Returning to North America, Gina went back to school, where she continued to study Japanese. Then Gina took acting classes to develop her stage skills. She was determined to become an actor.
Gina continues continues to study theatre and classical ballet.