Eugenia “Gina” Lanaux founded Creative Outlet Dance Center in 1978 after graduating from the State University of New York/Brockport with a BA in Dance and Interdisciplinary Arts for Children in 1977. In college she performed in many student productions and later was a soloist with Alabama Dance Theater in Mobile, where her relationship with partner, Pagan Mosher first began.
For more than 30 years, Ms. Lanaux has choreographed numerous productions for Children’s Dance Theater of Fairhope, Theater 98, Fairhope High School and Jubilee Fish Theater. She has given workshops in Dance and Arts Education to teachers and students in many private and public schools, has served on the Alabama State Council of the Arts Grants Panel, has produced the shows for the “Phantasy of the Arts” fundraiser for FEEF.
Ms. Gina currently serves on the board of the Colony Center of the Performing Arts.
While attending the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Mrs. Mosher, as she is affectionately known to her students, had seven years of Russian training with Ballet UAB. As a soloist with Ballet UAB and principal artist with the Alabama Dance Theatre, she performed in a great variety of dance and theatrical productions, as well as in educational and advertising films.
Before becoming a partner in Creative Outlet Dance Center, she was an instructor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Burchfield Ballet, and Ballet Mobile. She has also taught in various secondary schools and private dance studios and has traveled Alabama with the Artists in Schools program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, she was the Dance panelist on the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanities.
For over thirty years, Mrs. Mosher has choreographed and Co-produced fall productions for CDT, executing numerous large scale scenery, prop and costume pieces. Most notably, Mrs. Mosher created the two Dancing Trees and the Crocodile for the Children’s Dance Theatre’s Production of Peter Pan. She then went on to create twenty separate, hand designed, mattresses and “Critter” costumes for The Princess and the Pea. In addition to her creative talents, Mrs. Mosher is the only Certified Fitter of Gaynor Minden shoes in the county.