Lady Gaga’s choreographer is a star herself
HollywoodNews.com: The Lady Gaga phenomenon has been going on for a few years. Now her choreographer and creative director, Laurieann Gibson, is having a phenomenal time of her own. Gibson is an Emmy nominee for directing the HBO special “Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden.” She’s up for Teen Choice Awards as Choice Female Reality/Variety Star for her E! show, “The Dance Scene.” Her choreography is nominated for an MTV Music Video Award for her work on Lady Gaga’s “Judas.” And that’s just her awards calendar.
Tonight (8/2), her second reality show premieres: BET’s “Born to Dance” — a competition series in which Laurieann will guide and develop up and coming dancers as they vie to stay on the show. “I wanted to give my artists not just a trophy, but the information they’ll need to traverse the politics in the industry, to inject what I have found out along the way. It’s not about me making money as a producer or jumping onto the idea dance is hot,” she says. “It’s a real look at what really takes to make it as a dancer, and it’s a real opportunity.”
Indeed, the former “Making the Band” personality has already hired some of her “Born to Dance” contestants for other jobs.
Despite her myriad other creative enterprises, Gibson says her work with Lady Gaga continues to be at the forefront. “I just finished directing her ‘You and I’ video; I’m editing that now,” she says. (We knew that. Their fellow collaborator, fashion director and editor Nicola Formichetti’s Twitter photos of paparazzi literally parachuting down trying to snap shots of Lady Gaga on the video location have been all over the internet). ”We have the VMAs coming up, a new tour….”
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