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Gina Laurenzi

Associate Lecturer, Dance


BFA, Choreography & Performance, UW-Milwaukee


Gina Laurenzi graduated from the University of WI - Milwaukee (UWM) with a BFA in Dance - Choreography & Performance. Ms. Laurenzi is in her fifth season with Danceworks Performance Company, serves as the Artistic Manager for Danceworks Youth Performance Company (DYPC), is a guest choreographer for the Makaroff Youth Ballet (Appleton, WI), an associate lecturer at UWM, and creator of the Gina Laurenzi Dance Project. Ms Laurenzi previously trained as a Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago scholarship student and under Elements Contemporary Ballet’s artistic director, Michael Gosney.

Before beginning her chapter in Milwaukee, Ms. Laurenzi performed with Giordano II, Inaside Chicago Dance, in Dances from the Hall and Dance Chicago.  In 2012, Gina was a movement researcher under Simone Ferro assisting in the creation of her work for the UWM, Milwaukee Ballet and Present Music collaboration, “Falling". In 2014, Gina worked with Maria Gillespie in the formation of "Toward a Center of Two Things”.  Gina has performed in Gillespie’s Hyperlocal, Luc Vanier’s Somatophobia, Rooftop Dances, and in the work of UWM alum, Kym MacDaniel and Madeline Schoch. Most recently, she has had the experience working with artists such as Dani Kuepper, Daniel Burkholder and Dawn Springer as a member of Danceworks Performance Company. Laurenzi’s own work has been shown in Italy, Prague, and many art venues across Wisconsin including; the University of Wisconsin - Parkside, Next Act Theatre, Danceworks Studio Theater and in the Milwaukee Fringe Festival alongside colleague Christal Wagner.