Dance Conservatory 

    location: Zero Floor Room 050, Main Building

    phone: 972-925-1244


    Choreographer, Cultural Ambassador, Educator, and Performing Artist Michelle N. Gibson received her BFA in Dance from Tulane University and her MFA in Dance from Hollins University/American Dance Festival at Duke University. Michelle is a nine year faculty member with the American Dance Festival’s school intensive held at Duke University. She has taught and set choreography at various intensives, institutions and universities such as Middlebury College, Spelman College, and Henderson State University just to name as few. Michelle has also choreographed for several theater companies and live entertainment organizations locally and across the country. Michelle’s choreographic works range from genres of the African Diaspora, Afro and Contemporary Modern, Afro Funk, Jazz, and her own New Orleans Second Line Aesthetic. One of her latest choreographic works, Voices of Congo Square, uses the rich culture and history of the Black Mardi Gras Indians that premiered in 2018 during the 300th Tri-Cenntinal Celebration of New Orleans at the Orpheum Theatre in
    New Orleans LA.