Denise Gabriel

Assistant Professor

Theatre - Movement and Acting

202 Taylor Theatre

Denise Gabriel teaches movement, acting, choreographs and directs. She holds degrees from University of Nebraska and Ohio State University. Prior to joining UNCG faculty she was the Resident Movement Director with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and a professor with the MFA Professional Actor Training Program and Acting Academy. Other professional credits include Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, Working Theatre NY, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Clarence Brown Theatre. International credits include Shanghai Theatre Academy (China), Salzburg Seminar at Schloss Leoploidron (Austria), Artscape Theatre Centre and Dance for All (Cape Town, Africa). Ms. Gabriel became a tenured professor in 1976 at Ohio University and has continued to teach for numerous universities across the country. She has served as American Theatre of Higher Forum Representative and a Founding Board Member and president of American Theatre Movement Educators. Currently she is Resident Movement Director at Triad Stage, Greensboro. Along with responsibilities in the Theatre Department at UNCG, Ms. Gabriel co-teaches courses within the Religious Studies program and the School of Nursing. Her professional development and research interests include the interrelationship and embodiment of Somatic Studies, Sensory Awareness, and Soto Zen meditation in the areas of performance, health, and contemplative studies. She is the contact person for the Gate City Zen Group in Greensboro a friend group with the Chapel Hill Zen Center.