Gabrielle Nomura Gainor
Dancer. Storyteller. Arts Leader.
Since receiving degrees in dance and journalism from Western Washington University in 2010, Gabrielle's involvement in the arts has ranged from working professionally as an arts journalist, co-founding and directing a Seattle-based dance troupe, and receiving grants for her own choreography. At Seattle Opera, she has helped the company garner a national reputation for outstanding social media content, and has also served as a cultural and community adviser. During Madame Butterfly for example, she created programming, blogs, program articles and curated a lobby exhibit surrounding Asian Pacific Islander representation. Gabrielle challenges the Eurocentric views in opera and dance, while empowering intersectional artists and storytellers.