Laura is a 2018 Co:Lab Artist and a teaching artist for Co3’s Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth Ensemble. She is an independent artist working with dance and choreography in an expanded field. To date Laura’s work explores social, political and environmental concepts for theatre, gallery and site-specific spaces, she uses performance as a tool to inspire critical thought and reflection on the contemporary world. Collaboration is an integral part of these creations through the integration of live sound, installation and visuals.
As a dancer Laura has performed nationally and internationally in dance, theatre, experimental music, site-specific and opera works since graduating from LINK Dance Company (WAAPA) in 2007. From 2009-2013 Laura performed for Buzz Dance Theatre. In 2013 she acted as Artistic Associate alongside Artistic Director Cadi McCarthy choreographing and co-directing Look the Other Way, Winner of the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth and Community Dance.
Laura has choreographed multiple short and full-length works and co-directed large commissions for dance companies such as LINK Dance Company, Buzz Dance Theatre and the WA Academy of Performing Arts. In 2016 Laura was voted as Most Outstanding Dancer (Dance Australia Critics Choice) for her work Sous Vide presented at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2015. In late 2016 Laura premiered new work Dark Matter with multidisciplinary collective PRAXIS and Performing Lines WA at the 2016 MOVEME Festival. Dark Matter is currently nominated for an Australian Dance Award in Independent Dance.
Laura was Stage Manager for Frank Enstein (2017 & 2018) made by THE FARM, in collaboration with Co:3 Australia and choreographic leader for Co:3 Australia’s Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth Ensemble Project NEXT 2019.