Inspirational Leader Laurie Ann Gibson

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Inspirational leaders hold great talents of motivating and inspiring people. They also help make a difference in lives and help others achieve their goals and dreams. Inspirational leaders tend not to lead through fear and like the famous words of Ghandi – help you “Be the change you wish to see”. Last television season, I watched a show called Born to Dance. This show was about 20 aspiring young dancers given the tools needed to take their dance careers to the next level with a prize of $50,000. What appealed about this show were the strong feelings a chorographer demonstrated that entitled her to be an inspirational leader. Her name is Laurie Ann Gibson and I portray her as an Inspirational Leader. Laurie Ann Gibson was an average girl who was born July 14, 1969 in Toronto, Canada. She grew up looking up to famous icons like Diana Ross and Gregory Hines and had a strong love for dance. At the age of 17 she took a greyhound bus to NYC, NY where she attended school to train at the prestigious Alvin Ailey. Her opportunities started to emerge in 1993 when she landed a gig as a Fly Girl on In Living Color with Jennifer Lopez, and soon after went on tour as a dancer with Mary J. Blige. At an early age, her talent must have been evident, as she was asked to choreograph for the then rising star Mary J and continued to do so for albums and tours to come. She is also known for her work on MTV’s Making the Band series, helped direct a movie called “Honey” which was based on her life and won a VMA 2010 Best Choreographer award (Interview, 2011). Little did she know, at the age of 17 she would become one of the top admired Dance Choreographers known today. Her professional title is Choreographer and Creative Director to many of today’s superstars , with over three-dozen music videos and television shows to her name, her credits include some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Nicki Minaj, P. Diddy, Alicia Keys, Brandy, Beyoncé, Usher and Hilary Duff,...
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