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Contemporary

Gabrielle Lamb
CURRENT CLASSES

Gabrielle Lamb is a Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer based in NYC, where she directs Pigeonwing Dance. Her work also been presented by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet, Whim W'him (Seattle), Ballet Collective (NYC), Ballet Austin, Ballet Memphis, and the Sacramento, Milwaukee, and Kansas City Ballets.

Ms Lamb, a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, has won choreographic competitions at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Milwaukee Ballet, as well as the Banff Centre's Lee Award and a NY City Center Choreography Fellowship. In 2018 she was Grand Prize Winner of the S&R Foundation's Washington Award. In 2018 and 2019 she was selected to create for the American Ballet Theatre Choreographic Incubator.

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 performing repertoire also included new creations by Mauro Bigonzetti, Pontus Lidberg, and Shen Wei, as well as leading roles in existing works by Naharin, Balanchine, Kylian, and Duato. 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".

Class Description
Gabrielle Lamb's class establishes a safe but challenging environment for contemporary movement exploration. Dancers will have the opportunity to work on movement initiation from different points in the body and learn strategies for efficient level changes and seamless flow of movement. We will prepare with a continuous warmup that builds coordination, strength, and movement quality by incorporating elements of yoga and the Feldenkrais Method. The second half of class will consist of detailed phrasework from the Pigeonwing Dance repertoire.

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