Laura Donaldson is a tap dancer, teacher and choreographer from Calgary, Alberta. Laura continues to develop her artistic voice through practice, research, creating, teaching, and performing in Canada and abroad. Laura is an alumni of the 2021 Tap Performance Ensemble at The School at Jacob’s Pillow under the direction of Dormeshia, Derick Grant and Michelle Dorrance. She has performed in many works including Lisa La Touche’s Tap Phonics Production “Fool’s Gold” co-commissioned by Fall for Dance North and Harbourfront Centre, (in)sight dance’s commissioned piece Mirror/Water/Doorway at the Toronto International Tap Festival and recently she was on tour as a dancer with Danny Nielsen’s “On Foot” performing throughout BC. Laura grew up in Calgary training in multiple styles of dance, completed her RAD Advanced I exam and trained extensively with the Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble under the direction Tasha Lawson and also is a graduate of the Tri-Tone teacher training program. Laura also holds a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education from Mount Royal University. Laura recently co-founded tap dance collective Boys’ Club which premiered their first full length work in Belgium at the Claquettes Club, and in Barcelona at Golems theatre in March 2023. With this experience Laura is committed to providing exciting, cutting edge, quality tap dance education that honours the roots and history of the form.
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