Gabe Speiller

Visiting Lecturer
Classical & Contemporary Dance
Erma Lowe Hall | 817-257-7615

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MFA, Choreography & Pedagogy, The University of Arizona
BFA, Choreography & Performance, Belhaven University

Courses Taught

Modern/Contemporary (All Levels)
Ballet Technique (All Levels)
Dance Improvisation
Dance Composition
Non-traditional Partnering
Jazz (Beginning/Intermediate levels)

Gabriel Speiller (He/Him) is a creator, educator, and performer originally from Queens, NY. He holds a BFA in dance from Belhaven University, receiving the Bezalel Award for outstanding artistic achievement, and an MFA in dance from The University of Arizona receiving the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award for the College of Fine Arts. Passionate about guiding dancers toward discovering what kind of artists they wish to become, Gabriel uses his professional experience touring nationally and internationally with companies such as the Bruce Wood Dance Company, Paul Taylor 2, and Ad Deum Dance Company along with project companies such as NOW Dance Project, Jessica Gaynor Dance, Hivewild, Wanderlust Dance Project, Zion Dance Project, Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement, and Robert Mark Dance to become not only technically proficient but also intelligent beings physically, mentally, and emotionally in order to better navigate a career in the arts. Some of his performance highlights include performing at the Joyce and Jacob’s Pillow. Gabriel teaches throughout the United States, and his choreography has been featured at the Golden Swan Gala with Phoenix Ballet, American College Dance Association, the PNB Dance Film Festival, the Dance Studies Association Conference in Vancouver, CA, the Red Rock Screen Dance Film Festival, the Arizona Dance Film Festival, and the College Dance Film Festival. He has choreographed for Bruce Wood Dance Company, Ad Deum Dance Company, Wanderlust Dance Project, Zion Dance Project, The University of Arizona, Belhaven University, Frank Sinatra School of Performing Arts, Awakening Movement, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, and American College Dance Festival. As well as performing works by Yin Yue, Garrett Smith, Kevin Jenkins, Bryan Arias, Frank Chaves, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Omar Roman De Jesus, Bruce Wood, Paul Taylor, Joy Bollinger, Gregory Dolbashian, and many more.

“I believe that each individual has a unique perspective on life and art that only their body can portray, I strive to look at the person they are now and challenge them to infuse their life experiences with their artistic process to become exceptional artists.”

-Gabriel Speiller

Learn more about Gabriel Speiller’s work at

Outstanding Teaching Graduate for the College of Fine Arts, The University of Arizona- 2023

Outstanding Teaching Graduate for the School of Dance, The University of Arizona- 2023

Research & Project Grant, The University of Arizona- 2023

College of Fine Arts Small Grant, The University of Arizona- 2021 & 2022

Bezalel Award for Artistic Excellence, Belhaven University- 2014

Member, National Dance Education Outreach (NDEO)

Member, Dance Studies Association (DSA)

Company Class Teacher, Bruce Wood Dance Company

Dance Studies Association Conference, Vancouver Canada, 2022 

Authentically Me: Discovering Resilience in the Sonoran Desert