Faculty & Staff

Laura Peterson
(she/her/hers)
Part-Time Lecturer
Dance
Degrees & Accomplishments
MFA in Dance, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
BFA in Modern Dance, University of the Arts, School of Dance
Biography

Laura Peterson is a NYC-based dance artist creating works that challenge the limits of physicality and reframe performance spaces. Influenced by the visual art of the 1970’s, she simultaneously creates visually arresting installations and rigorous choreography. Her performances have included large-scale paintings, 1000 sq ft of living lawn, 16 ft tall paper sculptures, and other giant structures. Peterson has been awarded residencies and commissions for the last twelve years both nationally and internationally. Her works have been presented in the US at venues including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, and internationally in Europe and Argentina.

Peterson has taught dance and choreographed repertory for Princeton University, Marymount Manhattan College, Rutgers University, SUNY Brockport, LIU Brooklyn, CUNY Lehman College, Bowdoin College, and others. Laura Peterson has led workshops in the US and internationally. She holds an MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BFA in Modern Dance from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Recently, she performed her work SOLO as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done. She was accepted to the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and was a recipient of a Fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy, and artistic residencies at Marble House Project, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Subcircle, Queens Museum of Arts, and many others.