Dancer, dance educator
Laurie Goux, B.A., in dance, a native of Chicago began her dance career in 1981 and has served as an adjunct professor of dance at Davis & Elkins College and Augusta Heritage Festival since 2010 where she now is dance director of the Appalachian Music & Dance Ensemble and Coordinator for the college Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Laurie is a protégé of dance legends, Jimmy Payne Sr. (Tap and Afro-Caribbean) and in Katherine Dunham Dance Technique under Tommy Gomez and masterclasses with Katherine Dunham. She is an alumna and former faculty of Columbia College Chicago Dance Center, where she taught modern dance. Laurie was a principal dancer with Mordine & Company Dance Theater in residence.
She was artistic director, co-presenter of the first, Chicago Katherine Dunham Awards (1996-1998) and 19th annual Keep the Legacy Alive: Tribute to Katherine Dunham, in collaboration with Ms. Ruby Streate and the Dunham Center for the Arts and Humanities.Laurie produced Suite Chicago Blues, featuring Max-A-Million’s rendition of Willie Dixon’s song, My Babe at DuSable Museum of African American History and Chicago Blues Museum exhibit of Bronzeville. She was co-presenter of Ebony On Ice, an original dance concert on ice to an anthology of black music from the African drum to American Hip Hop starring a world-class cast of Black skaters. Ms. Goux’s studies led her to master class residencies with Eric Hawkins, Katherine Dunham, Bill T. Jones, Kei Takei, Judith Moss, Talley Beatty, Clay Taliaferro, Anna Paskevska, June Finch, and Hanya Holm. She has performed in the works of Loretta Livingston, Shirley Mordine, XSight! Performance Group, What are we going to do with Mary?, Isosceles Triangle and Wait ’til it Happens to You. Also, Jan Erkert’s Sensual Spaces, Robin Lakes, Mouth, Kate Kuper, Carol Bobrow’s Hiroshima Trilogy, Claudia Gittleman’s Amartia, and Martha Clarke’s, Haiku, a trio performed by Mordine & Company with Tim O’Slynne and Brian Jeffery.