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[07/21/11 - 12:18 PM]
Laurieann Gibson Brings Her Signature Style and Distinct Dance Moves to BET in a New Original Series, "Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson" Premiering Tuesday, August 2 at 10:00 p.m.
20 aspiring young dancers will compete for the ultimate prize of $50,000 in the eight-week series.

[via press release from BET]

Emmy Award-Nominated Choreographer and Creative Director Laurieann Gibson Brings Her Signature Style and Distinct Dance Moves to BET in a New Original Series, BORN TO DANCE: LAURIEANN GIBSON Premiering Tuesday, August 2 at 10:00 p.m.*

The Reality Competition Series Empowers 20 Aspiring Hopefuls to Become Hollywood's Next "It" Dancer

NEW YORK, July 21, 2011 -- Hundreds of passionate, female dancers from coast to coast will answer the call, but there can only be one! Emmy award-nominated choreographer and creative director to the stars Laurieann Gibson, shares her expertise with many hopefuls as they embark on the moment of their lives in BORN TO DANCE: LAURIEANN GIBSON premiering Tuesday, August 2 at 10:00 p.m.*

Over eight weeks Gibson unleashes her hottest choreography and signature tough love to give these 20 aspiring young dancers the tools they need to take their careers to the next level and battle it out for the number one spot and the ultimate prize of $50,000. From week to week, they dance their way through a variety of creative challenges including: a music video competition, a commercial, and ultimately the chance to perform live with Lady Gaga in front of a packed arena in The Monster Ball Tour.

Gibson has worked with A-list performers from Sean "Diddy" Combs to Alicia Keys and most recently directed HBO's "Lady Gaga Presents Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden," for which she was nominated for an Emmy.

BORN TO DANCE: LAURIEANN GIBSON is produced by BET Networks with executive producers Laurieann Gibson and The Ted & Perry Company.

For more information on BORN TO DANCE: LAURIEANN GIBSON, please visit www.bet.com.

*All times are ET/PT.

About BET Networks

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.





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