"People were being so mean as a result of my ability - a gift, really. So I think that's what makes me fight harder to provide an option to aspiring kids or artists. I wouldn't want anyone to go through what I went through... to see a little girl or a little dancer experience such unnecessary rejection."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Laurieann Gibson on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Laurieann Gibson on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Laurieann Gibson on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Laurieann Gibson on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Laurieann Gibson on Mark Twain
"I personally love to run outdoor fitness trails. I love the meditative value I get when out alone, challenging myself to run faster and higher."
"I've created, directed and choreographed for Lady Gaga since the beginning, so 'Born This Way,' this was musically such an amazing evolution and such a brilliant record. So when she played it for me, it took me a while to find out the visual interpretation that I could give back to her."
"If you love dance and you have the gift of teaching, teaching is super amazing and important because my teachers planted that seed in me. As a teacher you understand the difference or the definition of a Baryshnikov or a Gregory Hines, so teaching is really important and very necessary."
"Choreography is amazing. I'm still a dancer, yet I transitioned into choreography then as a Creative Director. All of these creative elements are brought out of being a dancer. Directing is something that comes out of understanding movement and choreography. Directing movement is directing a dance piece."
"'The Dance Scene' is basically the most amazing dance show in the world, and it follows me as a creative director. You see how I maintain that creativity."