Contact Information

Assistant Professor of Dance

Phone: (937) 775-2342
Email: justin.gibbs@wright.edu

Education/Degrees

AA in Business Administration, Grand Rapids Community College

Background

Justin “Judd” Gibbs – Assistant Professor of Dance – danced professionally for eighteen years with the Grand Rapids Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Chautauqua Ballet, Contrast Dance Company and Balletmet. During that time he has expanded his knowledge, studying from many great teachers such as; Charthel Arthur, Robert Estner, Paul Sutherland, Alexander Lunev, Dermot Burke, Kathy Moriarty, Greg Robinson, David Nixon, Raymond Smith, and countless others.

Throughout his career he had the honor of performing at the Joyce Theatre, Battery Park, Symphony Space and twice at the International Gala of Ballet Stars. Judd has been privileged to perform works by choreographers like Dwight Rhoden, James Kudelka, Martino Mueller, Adam Hougland, Lynne Taylor Corbett, Alvin Ailey, David Shimotakahara, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and George Balanchine to name a few.

As an accomplished choreographer, he has received a fellowship from the Greater Columbus Arts Council on three occasions. Judd has created works for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra seven times, collaborated with Gerard Charles for Balletmet’s Alice and Aladdin, and was a part of Balletmet’s 30x30 Project in 2007. He has created works for The Dance Compassion Project, Dayton Ballet II, Youth American Grand Prix performers, Youthmet, The Lancaster Festival, Young People’s Ballet Theatre, New American Youth Ballet, New Albany Ballet Company and was selected to show his work for the Mid-States Regional Ballet Festival four times. Mr. Gibbs has been on faculty at Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Balletmet and New Albany Ballet School. His knowledge and energy in the classroom has earned him many guest teaching opportunities for Grand Rapids Ballet School, Dayton Ballet School, Young People’s Ballet Theatre, New American Youth Ballet, Balletmet Company class, Evansville Dance Theatre, and The Columbus Academy.