Gabrielle Lamb, winner of a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship, is a New York City-based choreographer and dancer. Born in Savannah, Georgia, she was trained at the Boston Ballet School and joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal in 2000, earning her soloist promotion in 2003. At the invitation of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon she moved to New York City in 2009 to join his company Morphoses.
Ms. Lamb, who began choreographing in 2005, has won a Princess Grace Award for Choreography (2014) and the National Choreographic Competition of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (2009), as well as, in 2013, 1st Prizes in Milwaukee Ballet’s Genesis International Choreographic Competition and Western Michigan University’s National Choreographic Competition. She was named winner of the Banff Centre’s 2014-15 Clifford E. Lee Choreography Prize; and in 2014 she was honored with a NY City Center Choreography Fellowship. Most recently she was awarded the S&R Foundation’s Washington Award Grand Prize for 2018. She was also selected to create for David Hallberg’s inaugural American Ballet Theater Choreographic Incubator in both 2018 and 2019.
Her movement style and theatricality have been profoundly influenced by the choreographers whose work she danced during her performing career, including George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato, and Shen Wei. Since moving to New York she has also created leading roles in new works by contemporary artists such as Pontus Lidberg, Luca Veggetti, Matthew Neenan, Adam Barruch, Shannon Gillen, and Emery Lecrone.