RSMT / RSME
Laura is a Tamalpa UK Associate Teacher, Registered Somatic Dance and Movement Educator (ISMETA) and Tamalpa Practitioner since 2012.
She has been studying dance since she was 6 years old, committed to expanding and delving into diverse ways to discover the nuances of the body and its original expressions. In her movement vocabulary, she has been studying ballet, contemporary, improvisation, somatic and bodywork and martial arts. Her methodologies and approach to the body are rooted in the Tamalpa Life / Art Process® and Atem-Tonus-Ton, which she practised as a therapist since 2012 in group and individual sessions.
As a dance artist and performer, she received sponsorships and awards as a choreographer and dance-maker in the UK, Canada and Italy, and performed with
The Commons Choir in New York, where she delved into the power of poetry, prosody and Chinese energetics assisting for 3 years the Artistic Directors Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik.
As a researcher, she published peer-reviewed articles on breath, voice and performance making and the RSVP Cycle in Italian academic and non-academic journals.
Through the years, she has collaborated with Luna Dance Institute (Berkley, USA) with marginalised communities and children with diverse abilities, the Centre of Theatre Research (Venice), Foundation Pinault and the Dance Educational Network in Italy as part of the Directors Board, organising annual summits sharing the value and benefit of dance in universities and public institutions.
In 2019 she decided to return to education and graduated with distinction at the Master of Fine Arts, Creative Dance Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where she has propelled her research on soma, sound and technologically mediated performance practices.
Sharing knowledge is one of her core values: producer and co-founder of the Podcast DanceOutsideDance, a platform for interdisciplinary conversation, she invites guests that share her interest in voice, sound and performative practices.
She is fond of collaborative processes, collective making and learning. She intends to create an inclusive teaching methodology in conversation with the politics of everyday life.