About Gabrielle

photo: Travis McGee

photo: Travis McGee

choreographer, dancer, teacher

I have always been infatuated with dance, and how it can so thoughtfully and mysteriously convey that which words cannot. My training as a ballet dancer led me to appreciate form and ritual. I began choreographing just for fun at age 14, and haven’t stopped. I believe in dance as a performing art to bring a viewer into close and visceral contact with beauty; and I believe in dance as an intrinsically human force- how our bodies change and react with their own artful intelligence to life’s circumstances and challenges. I aim to soften and simultaneously push the boundaries of the field, placing focus on the intricacies of human experience in a new and refreshing way. My work explores how our fallacies are our windows into connection and new perspective. I’m inspired by learning what catalyzes us to change, what can push us to experience being in these bodies and being on this earth in a new way.

Gabrielle holds a BFA in dance from Alonzo King's LINES Ballet at Dominican University, and an MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.