Gabrielle Piazza


Assistant Director, EXCEL Lab

[email protected]
(734) 615-8585
EXCEL Lab, Moore Building, Rm 1279


Gabrielle Piazza (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director of the EXCEL Lab within the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. Career development, especially within the ever changing landscape of the arts, is a passion of Gabrielle’s, and her work with the EXCEL Lab is an exciting way to build connections and relationships with and for the SMTD community. Prior to this role, Gabrielle supported a portfolio of student organizations as a Program Manager in the Center for Campus Involvement’s University Activities Center, and worked as Assistant Manager of the Michigan Union Ticket Office, serving campus and community organizations. She has worked with a variety of arts institutions including the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. As a performer and workshop facilitator, Gabrielle spent three years touring the US, Europe, and Japan with music outreach group The Young Americans. Gabrielle holds an M.F.A in Arts Leadership from Virginia Tech, an M.B.A. from Southern Utah University, and received her B.A. in Mathematics and Musical Theatre from Adrian College. Within the national community, she is a member of Arts Administrators in Higher Education, serving as Annual Meeting Committee Co-Chair 2020-2022.