Exclusive: Lady Gaga choreographer lands E! series

Laurieann Gibson, the dance guru behind Lady Gaga, has landed a docusoap series at E! produced by Ryan Seacrest.

Previously reported as being in development at the network, EW has found that The Dance Scene has received a series greenlight.

Eight episodes of the half-hour show will follow Gibson as she trains and leads a team of ambitious assistant choreographers and dancers as they prepare to work with high-profile stars.

“The competitive world of the professional dancer is grueling creative work,” says Lisa Berger, executive vice president of programming at E! “Watching Laurieann mentor these young artists, who will do anything to make it in the business, gives us a glimpse into a world where the pursuit of success and excellence outweighs all else.”

For 15 years, Gibson has worked with artists ranging from Diddy to Alicia Keys, and has choreographed Lady Gaga’s music videos and her recent world tour. She’s also no stranger to TV fans, having broke through as a “Fly Girl” on the Fox series In Living Color, worked as one of the stars of MTV’s Making the Band, and was a judge on ABC’s recent Skating With the Stars. (But don’t hold that against her.)

Dance Scene (working title) is from Ryan Seacrest Productions, which of course also produces E!’s mega-popular Kardashians franchise, with Amber Mazzola serving as executive producer.

“Dance is at the center of pop culture — today more than ever — and Laurieann is an amazing force accelerating this huge wave of creativity,” Seacrest says. “This series gives audiences an insider’s view of how competitive the dance world is, the talent and ambition that a dancer needs to be successful in the Hollywood scene, and the drama that ensues along the way.”

The series debuts April 10.

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  • Henry

    I love Laurieanne, from way back when she was on P. Diddy’s silly Making of the Band show, verbally sparring with him, right up to him firing her. She’s a spitfire….can not wait.

    • TRIM

      She deserved to be fired that day!

      • V

        No way. She should have quit. Diddy sucks and treats women like crap, especially ones who dare to challenge him.

  • u

    She is a terrible choreographer. Her moves suck. Is this what dancing has devolved into these days? Good Lord…

    • Aunt Sassy

      I agree – I can’t stand more than 30 seconds of her – she’s obnoxious and sorry, but there is nothing ground breaking about her choreography. I mean come on – Gaga is known for her crazy videos and style, not for choreography.

    • Allison

      I have to agree, based on the examples given. Neither P Diddy or Alicia Keys are great dancers; and as much as I love Lady Gaga, the dancing in her videos is too repetitive.
      Laurieann is no Carrie Ann

    • Scobes

      Absolutely – I’m actually glad FOR her that the post didn’t mention her SYTYCD routines, because they were pretty uneventful.

    • windrider2

      If she’s so terrible, why did both Janet and Michael Jackson work with her?

  • B-

    Boom Kat Pow! I always enjoyed laughing at her craziness when I watched her yell at Danity Kane on “Making The Band”. Once she left their choreography got weaker. She really pushed the girls. How come she doesn’t push GaGa the same way?

  • hmmm…

    Didn’t she choreograph some numbers on So You Think You Can Dance a season or two ago? Almost didn’t recognize her without those dumb headphones she kept wearing around her neck. Glad she’s over that look!

  • jennifer

    “having broke through” English grammar much?

  • Elizabeth

    “Choreographer Laurieann Gibson” would’ve worked too.

  • Turanga Leela

    She was awful on “Dancing with the Stars”, making a terrible show even worse. No thanks.

  • Josie

    In the EW site photo she was huggging Lady GaGa when she was wearing the raw meat costume. Can you imagine hugging someone wearing a costume made of slimey, cold, bloody meat? I don’t know her, but that picture makes both women look like total idiots.

    • Aunt Sassy

      Of course she’s hugging her – anything to get her face more exposure.

  • sytycdfan84

    The Kardashians work because they’re ridiculous yet somehow strangely endearing (most of the time); Laurieann Gibson will NOT work because she’s a total b*tch. Plus every time I see her on TV she looks truly fake, like she’s trying extra hard to be over the top- almost as if she’s angling for her own show. Guess Seacrest is going to make her dreams come true, but I won’t be watching…hate this woman

  • ashley

    Good for her! I’ve always really loved the choreography in Gaga’s videos- the moves always seem to match the lyrics really well, especially in LoveGame and Bad Romance. i’m not going to watch show- i’m not a big tv person- but, as a i said, good for her. I’m sure it will be interesting.

  • jade

    Lady Gaga cant even dance..lol

  • BackOFF!

    I know you can read this. Do not get up in my business. I know you know what constitutes my business. For the record, I enjoy eating raw liver with fava beans and a nice chianti. Leave my business alone.

  • kristy

    I took a class from her in Florida. She is defintaly crazy. But i liked her dance

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