Laurieann Gibson Is Telling Her Story—With a Purpose

Choreographer Laurieann Gibson is on a mission to unleash dreams. “I want to use my career as an inspiration for the younger generation,” she says. To that end, she’s written a book called Dance Your Dance: 8 Steps to Unleash Your Passion and Live Your Dream, released by W Publishing, a division of HarperCollins. With […]

Meet the 2020 Dance Magazine Award Honorees

Since 1954, Dance Magazine has celebrated the living legends among us with the Dance Magazine Awards. This year, in light of deep reflections on racial equity inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the selection committee decided to take a close look at exactly who the magazine has honored over the past seven decades. Unsurprisingly, […]

Press Release: 2020 Dance Magazine Award Recipients Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Nicole Buggé [email protected] (New York, NY) September 21, 2020—Dance Media Foundation ( in conjunction with Dance Magazine, announced today the honorees for the 63rd annual Dance Magazine Awards: Carlos Acosta, Debbie Allen, Camille A. Brown, Laurieann Gibson and Alonzo King. The Chairman’s Award will go to Darren Walker. The Harkness […]

Dance Magazine Award Honoree: Laurieann Gibson

This week we’re sharing tributes to all the 2020 Dance Magazine Award honorees. For tickets to our virtual ceremony taking place December 7, visit Some choreographers have signature steps. Laurieann Gibson has a signature sound: “boom, kack,” the count-cum-catchphrase familiar to everyone who’s anyone in the commercial dance world. “The boom is something I […]

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