Born in Zimbabwe, Gibson Muriva began his professional career with National Ballet of Zimbabwe, during which time he earned the honours of “Best Dancer”. He then continued to develop his art with other companies in Zimbabwe, England and Canada.Muriva moved to Montreal in 2007. This is where, in 2009, he premiered Sisi, his first piece, at Montréal, Arts Interculturels, which led to him receiving funding from CAM and MAI that enabled him to tour the island of Montreal, and participate in numerous events at Tangente, Vue sur la Relève and Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival.
His choreography is an extremely physical combination of traditional African dance and western dance styles including ballet, jazz and contemporary. Muriva is continually looking for ways to express these multiple forms and thus make them more representative of his own voice.