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    Gabrielle Lamb

    Gabrielle Lamb



    Gabrielle Lamb is an American choreographer based in New York City, where she directs her company, Pigeonwing Dance. Her work also been presented by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, BalletX (Philadelphia), Whim W’him (Seattle), Ballet Collective (NYC), Dark Circles (Dallas), Sacramento Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Austin, Ballet Memphis, Kansas City Ballet, SALT Dance (Utah), Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, and the American Dance Festival.

    Ms Lamb has won choreographic competitions at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Milwaukee Ballet, and Western Michigan University, as well as the Banff Centre's Clifford E. Lee Award and a New York City Center Choreography Fellowship. In 2018 she was Grand Prize Winner of the S&R Foundation's Washington Award. She also created for American Ballet Theatre’s inaugural Choreographic Incubator and has been invited to return for the 2019 edition.

    She has been an invited guest artist at universities across the United States, including the University of Utah, SUNY Purchase Conservatory, the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, the Hartt School, Princeton and Duke Universities, and Marymount Manhattan and Goucher Colleges. In addition to creating choreography for these dance departments, she has taught ballet, contemporary dance, and improvisation and has given career seminars.

    Ms. Lamb has collaborated on new works with composers Caleb Burhans, Brandon Carson, and James Budinich, as well as 2017 MacArthur Genius Award- winning artist Trevor Paglen.

    A native of Savannah, GA, she trained at the Boston Ballet School and was a longtime soloist at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. In 2009 she was invited by Christopher Wheeldon to join his company Morphoses in NYC. Her repertoire included new creations by Mats Ek, Pontus Lidberg, and Shen Wei, as well as leading roles in existing works by Ohad Naharin, George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, and Victor Quijada. She was described by DANCE Magazine as “a dancer of stunning clarity who illuminates the smallest details—qualities she brings to the dances she makes, too".

    Most recently her choreographic practice has broadened through mhery ongoing studies of the Feldenkrais Method. She is now a 3rd year Trainee in the Professional Training Program of the Feldenkrais Institute of NY.

    Class Description:

    My ballet class provides training in classical ballet technique and incorporates elements of the American, French, and Russian schools. Emphasis is placed on coordination of the upper and lower body as the basis for holistic and connected movement. From the beginning of the barre, rhythm and alignment create the base for healthy and efficient center work. Placement of the spine and pelvis facilitates functional rotation from the hips. Clarity, speed, and articulation of footwork are of key importance. Dancers are challenged to make interpretive choices regarding musicality, phrasing, and focus.

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