August 24, 2021
Gabrielle Martin is a cultural producer and live art curator practicing transformative experiential design in one of society’s few remaining ritual spaces. Her work prioritizes embodied criticality, imagination, pluralism, and risk. It centres the body, and is framed by social and political urgencies.
Gabrielle has a BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University (Montréal), a Certificate in Dramaturgy from the Centre National des Arts du Cirque (Châlons-en-Champagne), and an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from Rome Business School. She was a 2021 Why Not Theatre Cultural Leadership Fellow and a 2021 and 2022 Global Fellow of the International Society for the Performing Arts. She holds certificates in Leadership and Change from the London School of Economics and Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Northwestern Weinberg College.
Before joining PuSh in 2021, Gabrielle worked as Festival Manager with the Vancouver International Dance Festival. She currently furthers her creative practice as Co-Artistic Director and choreographer with Corporeal Imago.
As a contemporary dance and circus artist, Gabrielle performed over 1,400 shows internationally with Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK – The First Flight and Cavalia, participated in choreographic residencies in Belgium, Sweden and France, and presented her work in the UK, US, and across Canada.