To call her a dancer is to call a Ferrari simply a car. And to refer to her as purely a choreographer would be to call Bob Fosse just a song-and-dance man. Because Laurieann is both of these things but so much more. Add creative force, career guru and hip-hop visionary to the list and a fuller picture begins to emerge of the many-faceted Gibson.
At 17, she boarded a bus from Toronto to New York City with dreams of becoming a dancer. Classically trained, she studied at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Company, but then sequed to hip-hop as a dancer with Mary J. Blige. From there, she leapt to director of choreography for Motown and Bad Boy Records, where she worked with such heavy hitters as Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy and Faith Evans.
In addition to working with Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks, she choreographed the film Alfie starring Jude Law and Sienna Miller and Honey, starring Jessica Alba and L'il Romeo. You've seen her work on Making The Band, Starmaker, So You Think You Can Dance and on the touring concert productions of stars like the Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks and Jesse McCartney.
A master motivator and developer of artistic talent, Laurieann is the creative visionary behind international sensation Lady Gaga, working with her from her days as a club act in New York City, right on through to her current Born This Way incarnation. If she can do all that, imagine what you'll see her pull off on The Dance Scene!