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Gigi Zirbes


Gigi was born and raised in Maple Grove, Minnesota and received her initial training at Butterfield’s Gallerie of Dance. She was immersed in many genres but found contemporary, hip hop, jazz & acro to especially resonate with her artistic style. Upon graduating from high school, Gigi moved to Los Angeles to further her education and her dance training. While in L.A. she trained with some of the industry’s best choreographers at EDGE Performing Arts Center and Millennium Dance Complex. When Gigi returned to Minneapolis she joined Poetry in Motion Dance Company, a Minnesota based contemporary company. With Poetry Gigi was given the opportunity to travel to Poland for performances and further training. 

She has choreographed and danced in performances for MPLSTV, Aveda Institute, 3M Company, Drop the Mic! and many more. Gigi has received a number of choreography awards at some of the industry’s top competitions and conventions. Her dancers also consistently score in overalls and receive top honors. She has developed a reputation of training well-rounded dancers with both strong technique and an established sense of artistry. Although she is now based in Minneapolis, Gigi still enjoys traveling around the country as a guest choreographer and master teacher. 


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