Laura Studied Dance and Theatre arts at the University of Birmingham graduating with a BA HONS degree, since then she has experienced many roles within the arts world from Teacher and Performer to Choreographer, to Project Manager and Principal.
Laura soon became a very successful Dance Artist and Project Manager in Community and Education settings sharing her skills across The West Midlands through an array of projects and organisations such as Dudley Community Dance Consortium (DCDC) in partnership with Dudley MBC, Dudley Performing Arts, DAiR Too... project in partnership with The DanceXchange Birmingham, Fizzical Connexions Shropshire to mention but a few. In educational settings Laura has continued to deliver the arts within Schools and Nurseries plus also lecturing at Halesowen College, Stourbridge College, Wolverhampton University and Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, and continues to do so. She has been commissioned as a Choreographer on many amazing performance projects, such as Wrosne, Making Links, The Cultural Olympiad 2012, Godiva Awakes Communtias Coventry, The Opening and Closing ceremonies for The European Gymnastics at The NIA Birmingham and Croome Encounters with The National Trust.
She has taught and project managed for many UK organisations for the past 16 years ranging from Youth Dance England, DanceXchange Birmingham, Dance United London, Imagineer Productions, Dudley Performing Arts and most recently as Dance Director of Unfold Dance Theatre. Laura will continue her work within Schools, Community Centres, Nurseries, Colleges and Universities locally to nurture her understanding and networking within the West Midlands arts scene. Whilst teaching and managing Laura continues to perform and choreograph, keeping her practise for the arts current, and alive!
She is looking forward to taking over the role of Principal at Stagecoach Walsall, championing the arts as a tool to unlock creative confidence, build new friendships, educate and extend life skills for a happy, well rounded young person. She will continue to nurture the excellent teaching team and is very excited to expand the school further, enhancing the opportunities for all involved!