Gina Laurenzi graduated from the University of WI – Milwaukee (UWM) with a BFA in Dance. Laurenzi serves as the Studio Manager for Danceworks, Inc. where she is also an instructor and member of the performance company. Laurenzi is a guest choreographer for the Makaroff Youth Ballet (Appleton, WI), an associate lecturer at UWM, and director of the Gina Laurenzi Dance Project.
Before beginning her chapter in Milwaukee, Laurenzi lived and trained in Chicago where she performed with Giordano II and Inaside Chicago Dance. For seven years, Laurenzi owned and operated Laurenzi Dance in her hometown of Kenosha, WI.
As a member of Danceworks Performance MKE, Laurenzi has had the experience of working with Dani Kuepper, Daniel Burkholder, Kym McDaniel and Dawn Springer among others. Laurenzi’s own work has been shown at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Next Act Theatre, Danceworks Studio Theater, Milwaukee Fringe Festival.
Laurenzi’s Contemporary Class will begin with tuning in with the body and mind. Class will progress through a series of floor work and standing phrases designed to help dancers explore the possibilities for movement range, quality and expression. Combining gesture with dynamic movement, dancers will investigate the choreography in their own body but be encouraged to maintain the intricacies and details throughout.