Laurieann Gibson

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Laurieann Gibson
Laurieann Gibson Dance Showdown.jpg
Gibson on Season 3 of Dance Showdown
Born
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationChoreographer, television personality, director, singer, actress, dancer
Years active1987–present
Musical career
GenresHip hop, urban
InstrumentsVocals

Laurieann Gibson is a Canadian choreographer, director, television personality, singer, actress and dancer. She has choreographed dance numbers for musical artists such as Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. Her music video directing credits include "Judas", "You and I" and "Love to My Cobain".

In 2005, Gibson rose to prominence on the MTV reality series, Making the Band, and later worked as a judge on Little Talent Show, Skating with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Gibson also had a brief musical career, in which she released two albums.

Life and career[edit]

Gibson was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] She rose to public prominence as the star of MTV's Making the Band and P. Diddy and Mark Burnett's Starmaker series.[2][3] Gibson was also a "Fly Girl" on the popular TV series, In Living Color.[4]

Following her training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Gibson went from theatre dance to hip hop, becoming director of choreography for Motown Records and Bad Boy Records.[citation needed] She has worked with Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé.[1] She has also done choreography for the movies, Alfie and Honey, in which she also appeared as star Jessica Alba's dance nemesis.[5]

In November 2011, Lady Gaga ended her professional relationship with Gibson due to "creative differences".[6]

In 2012, Gibson directed BIGBANG's World Tour.[7]

Gibson was the choreographer for Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Beyond the Lights, training her for 6 months in order to perfect her pop-star persona.[8].

In 2017, Gibson was featured on Lifetime's "Dance Moms" as a choreographer for Abby Lee Miller's Elite Competition Team.

In 2019, Gibson became a judge on the sixteenth season of "So You Think You Can Dance" alongside, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and fellow newcomer Dominic "D-Trix" Sandoval

Choreography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

Video[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 2006: Addictive
  • 2012: Last Chance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Searle, Deborah (April 6, 2010). "LaurieAnn Gibson – A Passion and a Calling". Dance Informa. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Hip-Hop Choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson Does Ballet, Battles Diddy". Vulture. November 21, 2007. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Gil (November 14, 2011). "Lady Gaga Cuts Ties With Laurieann Gibson". MTV News. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Laurieann Gibson: 'Nobody Who Has a Hit Record Should Be Twerking'". BET. June 10, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Moss, Corey (September 22, 2003). "Lil' Romeo Finds Big Sis In Co-Star Jessica Alba". MTV News. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Kennedy, Gerrick (November 14, 2011). "Lady Gaga dismisses longtime creative director Laurieann Gibson". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  7. ^ Chrissy Mahlmeister (March 14, 2012). "Big Bang Pairs Up With Laurieann Gibson". MTV.
  8. ^ Gaffney, Adrienne (November 17, 2014). "'Beyond the Lights' Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw on Rihanna, Lauryn Hill and Judy Garland Inspiring Her Big-Screen Role". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2018.

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