Acclaimed choreographer/creative director Laurieann Gibson is stepping out of the shadows and into the TV limelight.
Gibson — who’s worked with Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj (among many others) — stars in “Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight,” a Lifetime docuseries premiering March 2.
“I felt like I was not finished completing what I had to say as an artist,” Gibson says of “Beyond the Spotlight,” which follows her company, BoomKack Worldwide, and its clientele, including Sean “Puffy” Combs, Tamar Braxton and Fantasia Barrino.
The Canadian-born Gibson, who trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, inspired the 2003 big-screen movie “Honey,” starring Jessica Alba (she had a small role and did the choreography). She was featured on MTV’s “Making the Band,” became director of choreography for Motown Records and Bad Boy Records and was Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s choreographer for the 2014 movie “Beyond the Lights,” in which Mbatha-Raw played a musical artist.