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Superstar Choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson to Release 'Breakin' It Down' Instructional Dance DVD

Students Include P. Diddy, Brandy, Usher, Alicia Keys, Clay Aiken, Beyonce, Dido, Mario, Missy Elliott, JoJo and Many More

Set for Second Season of MTV's Hit Show Making the Band III Now Filming

LOS ANGELES, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Laurie Ann Gibson, the choreographer who teaches P. Diddy, Brandy, Usher, Alicia Keys and Clay Aiken their moves is set to release to national retail "Breakin' It Down," a instructional dance DVD on June 7, 2005. The video was successfully launched in February of this year on her website www.superstardance.com. The video is being released by Mediawerks Entertainment Inc. in association with Xenon Pictures Inc. and will be distributed by Universal Visual Entertainment. It will be supported by a series of TV commercials airing nationally. One version of the commercial features testimonials from Diddy, Brandy, Keys, JoJo and another Gibson student Missy Elliott. Part I of the DVD which will retail for $19.95 is made to instruct the amateur dancer in several easy steps how to transform a few simple moves into a superstar routine. Gibson's choreography features energetic hip hop moves infused with a variety of other dance styles. It allows the user to choose their own moves, create their own style and build confidence. The second bonus DVD "Making The Dancer" chronicles Gibson auditioning a group of professional dancers for an upcoming Brandy tour. It features a then unwed Kevin Federline, now married to pop star Britney Spears.

Gibson is also set to star in a second season of MTV's hit show "Making The Band III" which will begin filming in May 2005. During the first season in which P. Diddy did not choose a band, Gibson starts out as choreographer to the legion of new dancers who want to join P. Diddy's new girl group but she turns out to play a much more pivotal role offering advice and council to the newcomers. She will take on a larger role next season which will begin airing in the Fall.

Gibson is a Toronto native who started dancing at a young age. In her teens, she boarded a Greyhound bus and went to New York City with a months rent in her pocket. She quickly landed a slot in the prestigious Alvin Ailey dance company and shortly thereafter landed a gig as an original Fly Girl on the hit Fox comedy series In Living Color. There she performed along side a then unknown actress named Jennifer Lopez. Gibson parlayed that opportunity into Director of Choreography positions at both Motown and Bad Boy Records. Recently, her story was brought to life on the big screen in the Fox motion picture "Honey." In it, Jessica Alba plays a Gibson inspired character. The film allowed Gibson to test her acting chops too playing Katrina, Alba's arch nemesis in the film.

Gibson will kick off auditions for "Making The Band III" May 19-20 in New York. The following is the audition schedule and locations:

Thursday, May 19-20, 2005
New York
409 West 14th Street New York, NY 10014

Sunday, May 22-23, 2005
Washington DC
1214 B 18th Street NW Washington DC, 20036

Wednesday, May 25-26, 2005
Virginia Beach
211 21st Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451 21st Street and Pacific Ave. at
the beach

Saturday, May 28-29, 2005
Club Paris
122 W Church Street Orlando, FL 32801

Tuesday, May 31-June 1, 2005
234 West Larned Detroit, MI 48226

Friday, June 3-4, 2005
Mall of America (Sam Goody Central)
60 E. Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425

Monday, June 6-7, 2005
Club Uropa
2600 Main St. Dallas, TX 75226

Thursday, June 9-10, 2005
San Francisco
383 Bay St. San Francisco, CA 94133

Source: Mediawerks Entertainment Inc.

CONTACT: Courtney Barnes, +1-323-466-9300, for Mediawerks Entertainment Inc.

Web site: http://www.superstardance.com/

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