Laura Peterson is a Brooklyn-based dance artist creating work that challenges the limits physicality and redefines performance spaces. Laura’s work is influenced by the visual art of the 1970’s and since 2007, has included visually stunning installations that are developed simultaneously with the choreography.
Laura Peterson has had residencies and commissions throughout New York and other cities. She has been presented at US venues including Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out, and other festivals and performed in Europe and South America. She is a Visiting Artist at Bowdoin College spring 2016. In 2014 Laura was a Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy. Her recent work, The Futurist was called “Visionary” by Danceviewtimes and is archived at the NYPL Library for the Performing Arts. In 2013, her work Forever was presented by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and continues to tour in 2016. In 2012 she received Temple University’s Reflection/Response Commission and created dance for visual artist Nick Cave’s Soundsuits in conjunction with Balance Dance Company and the Boise Art Museum. Laura was a member of the HERE Artist Residency Program from 2009-2011 in New York where her dance and installation Wooden was developed. She has been presented and supported by the Queens Museum of Art, NYC’s River-to-River Festival, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and others. She has been commissioned by Pennsylvania Ballet, Hartford Ballet, and taught and has created repertory for universities throughout the US.