B.F.A. Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Nora Gibson is a Philadelphia based dancer and choreographer, whose training spans classical ballet to post-modern improvisation. Gibson trained with Sylvester Campbell at Baltimore School for the Arts, and through ballet residencies at Chautauqua and NCSA. At Tisch, she had the opportunity to perform in the works of Elisa Monte and Mark Morris. Gibson studied improvisational forms with Daniel Lepkoff, Nancy Stark-Smith, and KJ Holmes. Gibson danced for the Ellicott City Ballet, PATH Dance Company, Andrew Marcus, ClancyWorks Dance, and Jeffrey Gunshol. She was selected to perform in the reconstruction of 1970s works by Lucinda Childs, under the direction of Childs and Ty Boomershine, and has performed this work over the last two years and continuing. Last summer, she was awarded an artistic residency in Poland.
Gibson has performed her own work throughout Philadelphia and in NYC at various downtown venues such as P.S. 122, St. Marks Church, and DIA Center for the Arts. In 2009, she established Nora Gibson Performance Project, with Philadelphia as its home base. Since that time, her work has consistently received recognition. Gibson was awarded a 2009-10 Artist in Residence with the nEW Festival in Philadelphia, the CEC New Edge Residency for 2009-10, and the Ellen Forman Memorial Award in 2011. Her work has been commissioned by Drexel University and Bryn Mawr College. Gibson’s choreography has begun touring, and was presented by New Dance Alliance at Joyce SOHO in April 2010. Gibson’s work was heralded by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “spellbinding” and “the most authoritative work in Philadelphia this year.” Philadelphia Inquirer, 4.12.10.