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Summer Intensive: Elijah Gibson

This August we have Elijah Gibson teaching at our Summer Intensive. Elijah has a well rounded background in dance training with an emphasis in Contemporary. We can't wait to have our students train with this master instructor during the 2nd week of our Summer Intensive. To find out more about Elijah Gibson, please read below.

Elijah Gibson

Gibson founded Social Movement Contemporary Dance in 2019 after an international

career as a professional dancer and a career in Higher Education. Originally from San

Diego, California, he began dance with the San Diego Civic Dance Association and

attended the San Diego School for the Performing Arts. Gibson continued his education

and studied dance in college and received his Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, with a focus on dance history, somatic studies, and

pedagogy. Gibson joined the world-renowned Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago

where he toured nationally and internationally for eight years, performing the works of

the late Gus Giordano, Margo Sappington, Christopher Huggins, Jon Lehrer, Mia

Michaels, Liz Imperio, Randy Duncan, Tony Powell, Ron De Jesus, and Davis

Robertson among many others. He’s also had the privilege of guest performing with

Instruments of Movement, Cirqua Rivera Dance Theater, Thodos Dance Chicago, and

Especialty Tap Chicago just to name a few. He has performed and taught throughout

the United States as well as in Germany, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Costa

Rica, Latvia, Spain, Ecuador, Canada, and Mexico. Mr. Gibson has served on the

faculties of RDA Midwest, Gus Giordano Jazz Intensive, American College Dance

Festival Association, Jazz Dance World Congress, Dance Masters of Wisconsin,

Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Leon Dance Arts NY, Embrace Dance

Convention, and Key West Modern Dance. Dance companies have performed his

choreography nationally and internationally such as Nomi Lamad, Inaside Dance

Chicago, Thodos Dance Chicago, Jayson Tisa Dance Company, City Dance Company

of Houston, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago II, and Naway Dance Company, as well by

university dance ensembles throughout the country. Mr. Gibson has been on faculty at

Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University, University of Illinois at Urbana-

Champaign, Sam Houston State University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Gibson has been fortunate to have dabbled in every aspect of the arts from dance,

theater, and film.

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