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Gierre Godley

Gierre Godley is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher currently living and working in NYC. He began his training in Arkansas under the direction of C. Michael Tidwell and Arleen Sugano, and he also had the privilege of training at the Ailey School. Gierre attended Millikin University where he received a BS in Biology and a Dance Minor and in 2010 he received his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has worked with Kyle Abraham, Stefanie Nelson, Camille A. Brown, Candice Michelle Franklin, to name a few. As a choreographer Gierre has created works for The Steffi Nossen Dance Company, The Ailey School, Threads Dance Projects, Dance Canvas, Sacred Heart University, Eryc Taylor Dance, Fusionworks Dance Company, NYU Tisch, Dance on the Lawn, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, USF at Tampa and the Tidwell Project Dance Ensemble. While completing his Master Degree, Gierre further his studies in pedagogy and was a founding instructor for the Future Dance & Dancemakers program at NYU. Since he has guest taught for numerous Universities & Companies across the US. His classes have been described as “through the roof with energy & substance!” In 2010, Gierre created PROJECT 44, an all male troupe dedicated to showcasing the beauty of male artistry throughout the arts. The group has toured to numerous national cities including San Francisco, Little Rock, Seattle, Walla Walla, Vashon Island, Kalamazoo, Austin, New Jersey, Chicago, St. Louis and international cities including Montreal, Berlin, Manchester, Havana, Barcelona, and Madrid to name a few. In 2016 Gierre was awarded the NECF Choreography Award and Echo Choreography Award. Most recently Gierre & PROJECT 44 was award funded from the Queens Council on the Arts & the Peg Santvoord Foundation to support their upcoming project "Dearest Charlotte." As an art advocator, Gierre has curated and adjudicated many regional festivals, granting cycles, and showcases. He is the Producer of T.E.A.M. (The Emerging Artists Meet-UP), a peer to peer networking group for emerging artists and MEN (Move-Experience-Network), a pre professional & professional showcase geared towards uplifting male artists while encouraging connections with dance institutions. Gierre is currently on faculty at The College of Mount Saint Vincent, Suffolk County Community College, Connecticut Dance Center and is a performer in the NYC Bessie Award Winning show “Then She Fell.”