Teacher - Degree Programme
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Dance, Laban Building, Creekside London, SE8 3DZ
Email: [email protected]
Phone One: +44 (0)20 8691 8600
Laura currently teaches on the Degree Programme for Trinity Laban
Laura has worked as a performer for choreographers such as Athina Vahla, Fillip Van Huffel, Henri Oguike, Ben Wright, Rosemary Lee, Ana Catalina and Richard Siegal from Frankfurt Ballet, Willi Dorner and most recently Jo Fong on Dialogue, The Audience and An Invitation. Laura has trained, taught and performed across England, Scotland and Wales and in Europe and North and South America.
Laura trained in dance with a B.A and an M.A from Laban exploring both ‘Voice and Text in Dance Theatre’ and later ‘Immediacy in Performance’ whilst dancing for Transitions Dance Company. Laura has since engaged in training in critical contexts that develop attention such as Circus, Parkour, Aikido and Zen informing her interests in presence, action and change.
She became a research assistant for Valerie Preston-Dunlop in 2007 and joined the Laban Consultation Unit in 2009 teaching work in technical and creative principles are informed both by Graham Technique and Laban’s methodologies.
As a freelance artist she has been able to collaborate across disciplines in both art and commerce, working with film, animation, gallery and site specific as well as stage performance as a performer, advisor, guest speaker and choreographer. Laura is now studying transformation in complex situations through a post Grad in Systems Thinking.
Qualifications / Educational Background
- BA (Hons) in Dance
- Grad. Dip (Transitions Dance Company)
- MA in Performance
Laura spent a decade in Education and Community teaching on Youth, Adult, C.A.T, Outreach and Overseas visitor with Trinity Laban and for Swindon Dance and later for DanceEast.
Laura joined the teaching team at The Circus Space in 2006, discovering a passion for Contemporary Circus and began training in Circus Arts, specializing in Corde Lisse. Laura worked as rehearsal director and movement, fitness and core stability coach for what is now The National Centre for Circus developing the movement strand for the successful ‘Tiny Tops’ parent assisted learning scheme and delivered corporate workshops in Acrobalance and Equilibristics.
Laura has been a lecturer at Roehampton University and University Campus Suffolk and has guest taught for Central School of Speech and Drama, Italia Conti, The Place, Jacksonville University and the EUR-AM Programme in France working in technical, choreographic, site specific and collaborative formats.
2002 - Sylvia Bodmer Award for Choreological Studies