Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2020 – Thomas Nelson today announced A-list choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson has signed a one-book contract with W Publishing Group. Dance Your Dance: 8 Step to Unleash your Passion and Live Your Dream is planned for release in February 2021. W Publishing Group will have world rights in all languages.
“Laurieann has always danced her own dance and chased her dreams,” said Damon Reiss, vice president and publisher, W Publishing Group. “In this book, she shares her powerful blueprint to help free readers to chase theirs as well. She is as empowering as she is inspiring. We are thrilled to partner with her on this exhilarating message.”
Laurieann Gibson is one of the most important pop culture influencers in entertainment today. Having served as director and choreographer for numerous international superstars such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Diddy, and Alicia Keys, Gibson brings a unique brand of blending traditional artist development with movement and dance training to their collaborations. A classically trained dancer, Gibson studied at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Company, segueing from traditional theater dance to hip-hop with breakout artist Mary J. Blige. Over the years, Gibson’s expertise in developing artists’ performance skills along with her choreography and creative insight has led to her choreographing and directing world tours for some of today’s biggest pop acts.
Gibson is a judge on season 17 of FOX’s primetime television show So You Think You Can Dance and is starring on MTV’s reboot of Making the Band. Laurieann lives in Los Angeles, California, with her doggie “son”, Samson.
“Laurieann is one of those rare artists who is gifted at not only executing her own visions but helping others find their way,” says Meaghan Porter, Senior Editor. “Now the same motivation and inspiration she has offered to established stars and up-and-coming performers will be available to anyone who has a dream.”
Gibson is represented by Maximum Artist Group in Nashville, Tenn.
Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.
Contact: Allison Carter, Publicity Manager, W Publishing, 615-902-2143 Allison.Carter@harpercollins.com