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Laurel Snyder is a dance artist, educator, musician, and stretch therapist based in New York City. She creates complex, visceral, and vulnerable performances that slip between artistic sensibilities and seek authenticity through layered expression. Snyder has performed with artists Faye Driscoll, Tere O’Connor, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Kendra Portier at New York City venues such as BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), the Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, and the Kitchen, and her choreography has been presented by Gibney Work Up 5.0, FRESH Festival 2019 (San Francisco), Triskelion Arts, the International Human Rights Arts Festival, Dixon Place, and CPR. She has been an artist-in-residence at BANFF Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Denmark Arts Center (Maine), EarthDance (Massachusetts), Threes Brewing (New York City), and The Living Room (Maine). Snyder received an Exploring the Metropolis 2017 Choreographer+Composer Residency and the 2018 Queens Council for the Arts New Work Grant. Snyder is passionate about teaching movement and vocal practices. She has been on the dance faculty at Rutgers University since 2017 and has been invited as a teaching artist by local and international organizations such as Gibney Dance, NYU Playwrights Horizons, Colby College, Leviathan Studios (British Columbia, Canada), the School of Contemporary Dance and Thought, and Dance Exchange. Snyder is developing a sound design for choreographer Trina Mannino and has acted as a vocal consultant for choreographers Nadia Tykulsker and Ivy Baldwin.
Photo by Whitney Browne Photography