TORONTO-BORN LAURIEANN GIBSON DISHES ON SINGING COMPETITIONS, CREATING THE MAGIC FOR LADY GAGA'S MUSIC VIDEOS, AND WORKING WITH SUPERSTARS
Gibson Joins Judges Jann Arden and Rob Van Winkle (AKA Vanilla Ice) for CANADA SINGS Season 2, Global Television's Hit Reality Series Premiering on Tuesday, May 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
LADY GAGA, KATY PERRY, ALICIA KEYS, KERI HILSON CALL CANADA SINGS JUDGE LAURIEANN GIBSON
FOREMOST CREATIVE DIRECTOR IN THE WORLD
"It's been Laurieann that has nurtured my talent and my gift this whole time. To tell you a little bit about her soul — the soul of everything that Laurieann does and creates as a Creative Director…she is an inspiration leader." - LADY GAGA
"The first thing [Laurieann] said to me is, 'We're going to create something that's never been done before.' And that's what I feel is so great about her — she's always ready to do something brand new and something that really caters to the individual." - ALICIA KEYS
"She's so visual and so creative and so dead-on." - KERI HILSON
In the past 10 years, Laurieann Gibson's choreography and creative direction has helped define the image and aesthetic of artists such as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Keri Hilson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, the Dixie Chicks, and Sean "Diddy" Combs. She was Lady Gaga's choreographer and Creative Director until recently and the two have completed 10 videos together, including "Bad Romance," which earned Laurieann an MTV Video Music Award (VMA). Last year Laurieann accepted an award with Lady Gaga on stage at the MuchMusic Video Awards for directing the "Born This Way" video.
Audiences grew to love Laurieann as Diddy's go-to choreographer on Making the Band before she took centre stage in The Dance Scene, a reality show on E! that averaged more than 1 million viewers per episode. She is Director and Executive Producer of her #1 BET reality competition show Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson, which focuses on empowering young women to pursue their dreams.
Laurieann has garnered nominations from the Creative Emmy Awards and wins from the VMAs, MuchMusic Video Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
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