Laura is an independent artist working with dance and choreography in an expanded field. She is fascinated with the moving image and this is the fundamental reason that she performs, creates movement and makes film. The influence of form, structure and mark in contemporary painting, architecture and film emerge in her work, visual references guide her choreography from the moment of inception and these visual synchronicities are evident in the final work.
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. Working in a multidisciplinary environment enables the formation of new landscapes and constructs providing a realm for her material to sway between narrative and abstraction.
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 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.
Laura has choreographed multiple short and full-length works and co-directed large commissions for dance companies such as LINK Dance Company, CO;3 Youth Ensemble, Buzz Dance Theatre and the WA Academy of Performing Arts. 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 shortlisted for an Australian Dance Award for Independent Dance..
Laura’s films have been shown in Reeldance, Electrofringe, (Australia) Cinedans (Amsterdam) and two of her films remain permanently in the Reeldance Moving Image Collection.
2017 - Shortlisted - Australian Dance Award, Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance Dark Matter - PRAXIS
2017 - Nominated - Performing Arts Awards WA, Choreography, Selkie
2016 - Most Outstanding Dancer (Dance Australia Critics Choice) for Sous Vide presented at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (2015)
2014 - Winner - Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth and Community Dance. Look the Other Way - Buzz Dance Theatre - in collaboration with Cadi McCarthy