Denise Gabriel

Denise Gabriel

  • Associate Professor
  • Theatre - Movement and Acting
  • 107 Taylor Theatre
  • dlgabri2@uncg.edu

Denise Gabriel teaches Movement, Acting, Somatic Studies and directs productions for UNCG Theatre. Currently she is Resident Movement Director for Triad Stage and Associate Artist with Living Pictures UK. Professor Gabriel is actively engaged in leading International Study Abroad Programs to England, Wales, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, and Japan as well as bringing International Artists to Greensboro. Her recent International work has included collaboration with the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and Abrahamse and Meyer Productions Cape Town, South Africa. Her 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. Professor Gabriel is currently collaborating on a project with the PTW Theater Festival focusing on the work of Yukio Mishima and a Tennessee Williams one act. Prior to joining UNCG faculty in 2009 she was a member of the Artistic Staff at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for seven years as the Resident Movement Director and a master teacher with the MFA Professional Actor Training Program and Young People’s Acting Academy. Professor Gabriel, a Professional Movement Director has over fifty professional production credits across the country. These credits include: Midsummer Night’s Dream and Comedy of Errors at the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, Working Theatre NY, Alchemy of Desire/Deadman’s Blues and King Lear at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Sisters and Nora at Clarence Brown Theatre, and numerous productions at Triad Stage. International credits include Shanghai Theatre Academy (China), Salzburg Seminar at Schloss Leoploidron (Austria), Artscape Theatre Centre and Dance for All (Cape Town, Africa). She has served as American Theatre of Higher Forum Representative and a Founding Board Member and president of American Theatre Movement Educators. Along with responsibilities in the Theatre Department at UNCG, Ms. Gabriel has been a Grogan Fellow and Spartan Village Faculty in Residency. She has co-taught courses within the Religious Studies program and the School of Nursing at UNCG. She currently is co-teaching a new course Mindfulness for Artists with a Professor of Art in the CVPA. She is the founder of the Gate City Zen Group in Greensboro a friend group with the Chapel Hill Zen Center.