Paul Gebb is an Associate Professor of Dance for the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at OCU. Prior to his time at OCU he served as the Director of Education for Lyric Theatre and Thelma Gaylord Academy. At Lyric he and oversaw all Educational programming for the theatre, wrote curriculum for all classes offered at the Academy, and directed children’s productions. He holds a Bachelor’s of Music, Vocal Performance, from James Madison University, a Master of Fine Arts, Musical Theatre, from the University of Central Florida, and is in the dissertation candidacy stages of an Ed.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University.
Before coming to Oklahoma he taught at the Mollie Ray School in Orlando, Florida where he developed a music curriculum and co-directed/music directed/choreographed children’s musicals.
Paul has also taught “Movement for Film” and “Movement for Actors” for the New York Film Academy, “Theatre History” at the University of Central Florida, plus served as a private vocal and acting coach for undergraduate students at UCF.
Before becoming an educator, Paul performed internationally and nationally at various Regional Theatres, Dinner Theatres, Theme Parks, and Cruise Ships. Favorite roles include: Jerry Lukowski, The Full Monty; The Leading Player, Pippin; Anthony Hope, Sweeney Todd; Rocky, Rocky Horror Picture Show. He has also performed in over 40 other musical theatre productions.