Laurel is an independent Dance Artist, Educator and occasional Musician based in Brooklyn, NY. She received the majority of her physical training at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and various dance festivals throughout the USA and Europe. As a performer, Laurel is privileged to currently collaborate with Tatyana Tenenbaum, Tere O’Connor, Annie Kloppenberg and Kendra Portier's BAND/Portier. Laurel's choreography has been shared at spaces such as the Tank, H.T. Chen’s Newsteps series, Triskelion Arts, White Wave, Greenspace, Center for Performance Research (CPR), Chez Bushwick, Deltebre Dansa (Spain) and Ponderosa (Germany). In January of 2014 Laurel designed an Open Creative Movement Workshop entitled, Who is this Body?. Organizations such as CLASSCLASSCLASS (NYC), the ADF Studios (Durham, NC) the Dance Exchange (Washington, DC) and Henrico Performing Arts High School (Richmond,VA) have invited Laurel to teach Who is this Body? and she looks forward to more opportunities to bring this workshop to communities nationally and abroad.