On this episode of DLEW, I talk with Chicago-based dance artist Daniel Gibson.
Artistry is a quality that seems impossible to completely define – but how can we teach artistry if we can’t explain what it is? On this DLEW, Daniel shares a unique perspective on defining artistry from the world of competitive dance.
A Georgia native, Daniel Gibson has been dancing professionally since he graduated from the University of Georgia. Trained in hip-hop/breakdance, jazz, African, and ballet, Daniel opened his career with a national tour with 13th Floor Performing Arts, where he was a featured performer and choreographer. He continued his training in capoeira, acrobatics, and contemporary when he became a company member for the Chicago based fusion company, Chicago Dance Crash. After relocating to Chicago, Daniel has performed for the Oprah Winfrey Show, Kid Sister with Kanye West, Culture Shock Chicago, Elephant Filmworks, a National campaign for Uniqlo and UPS, Lucky Plush Productions, the Seldoms, and Chicago Dance Crash. He was a featured dancer in the short film, “Wonderland or Humans who talk and dance.” Daniel has choreographed for Ballet theater of Illinois, Jazz theater of Illinois, Deerfield Dance Orchesis, and many other competitive dance teams. Daniel has been a featured presenter and master instructor for NDA, the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders Training Program, JamFest, WACPC, and the University of Kentucky dance team. He is a USASF hip-hop, conditioning presenter and a 5 time USASF the Dance Worlds Hip-Hop panel selectee.
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