American dancer, musician, and experimental theatre artist known for creating the 5Rhythms movement, which spread worldwide and for establishing the The Moving Center School in 1987. She has also written three books on shamanism between 1989 and 2004.
She studied dance as a teenager and taught dance to pay her way through college. She later suffered from a knee injury that required surgery, but found she could heal herself through dance.
As Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors, she produced over twenty albums of trance and world music, and she authored three books on the subject of movement and transformation.
She had four children: Jonathan, Scott, Brian, and Kevin. Jonathan was also a professional dancer.
The British series, Peep Show, which stars David Mitchell, famously parodied a 5Rhythms class.