The School of Communication and Media
Theatre (UG) The School of Music and Fine Arts
Full Name: Gaynelle Gosselin
MFA in Theatre (Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton, FL) Florida Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport-Somatics Chair
Gaynelle Gosselin is a movement specialist with a particular interest in those areas where dance and theatre converge. She is certified by Alexander Technique International, enabling performing artists to prevent injury and improve performance by reducing excess tension and maximizing stage presence. She teaches Alexander Technique, Dance Improvisation, Jazz Dance, Tap Dance, and Dance Somatics, Stage Movement and Acting for Dancers. Gaynelle's performance credits reflect the diversity of her interests and training. In Washington, D.C. she toured with the Creative Arts Trio, a multi-disciplinary group that brought visual art, piano duet music and dance into public schools. She appeared in Laurel Legends, a dance theatre piece staged by Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre. Her theatre credits include appearances with a variety of South Florida companies including Palm Beach Dramaworks, Broward Stage Door, and the Public Theatre. She made an off-Broadway appearance as the belly-dancing Hagar in a cast of Songs of Paradise, a musical version of the Book of Genesis written and directed by Avi Hoffman (creator of Too Jewish). Playing dual roles as Eurydice and Tiresias in Antigone, She was part of a cast that was nominated by the League of South Florida Theatres for a "Curtain Up" award for Best Ensemble. Gaynelle is also a soloist with her church choir and is an ordained elder at First Presbyterian Church of Boynton Beach where she leads music and dramatic programs for children.