Laura is Head of Creative Programmes at English National Ballet responsible for the management of a range of high-quality, artistic, engagement programmes including ENB’s Dance for Health strand, artist development and a number of flagship projects.
She has worked extensively in the sector with world-class dance organisations including Rambert, Ballet Boyz, Richard Alston Dance Company and Sadler’s Wells amongst others. She toured as an animateur with Rambert for ten years and was the founder and Artistic Director of Quicksilver, Rambert’s youth dance company. Joining English National Ballet as Learning & Participation Officer: National & International, Laura went on to become Creative Associate choreographing and directing their flagship programmes including Swanning Around at the Royal Albert Hall and Shanghai Expo, Dance Journeys at the Barbican and Sadler’s Wells and a range of special site-specific projects across London.
In addition to her role at ENB, Laura works as a freelance dance artist teaching on the Dance Mama programme working with parents at risk of postnatal conditions and teaching for ENB on their dance for dementia programme. Laura combines management, creative programming and artistic practice, to champion and advocate for all people to engage in dance at the highest possible level.
"As a parent working in dance, I am dedicated to championing organisations that strive for industry-wide change. I am honoured to be joining PiPA’s Board in helping them amplify the voices of parents and carers across all performing arts. PiPA’s work is vital in establishing a more flexible and open-minded approach to how the industry works with parents and carers, and in turn protects the talent of our incredible workforce."