March 1st - 3rd 2013
A Festival Celebrating Women in Jazz Music & Dance
Giselle has dedicated her life to Jazz Era dances and has been an unmissable voice in the swing community for over a decade. One of the top proponents of intricate, syncopated footwork, Giselle will breathe rhythmic life into any dance, class, or stage appearance. She frequently performs with traditional jazz bands, blending live music and dance improvisation. She has appeared at New Orleans Jazz Fest with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and has been featured on the television show, After the Catch. Giselle also co-produced and danced in Olio The Show, a modern day, vaudeville production based out of San Diego. She is the founder of Girl Jam, the first dance festival franchise devoted to honoring women in jazz music and dance. Now residing in New Orleans, she teaches and performs with NOLA Jitterbugs and Dance Quarter. She is also a board member of the NOLA Jitterbugs Initiative, a non-profit that builds stronger community through social dance.