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Laurel Snyder (she/her) is a dance artist, educator, musician, Pilates practitioner and embodiment facilitator based in NYC. She creates complex, visceral and vulnerable performances that slip between artistic sensibilities and seek authenticity through layered expression. Laurel has performed with artists Faye Driscoll, Tere O’Connor, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Kendra Portier at NYC venues such as BAM, the Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, and the Kitchen and her choreography has been presented by the Wild Project, Gibney Work Up 5.0, FRESH Festival 2019 (SF), 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 (CAN), Denmark Arts Center (ME), EarthDance (MA), Threes Brewing (NYC), The Living Room (ME) and was a recipient of EtM 2017 Choreographer+Composer Residency and the 2018 Queens Council for the Arts New Work Grant. Laurel is passionate about teaching movement and vocal practices. She has been on the dance faculty at Rutgers University since 2017 and local and international organizations such as Gibney Dance, NYU Playwrights Horizons, Colby College, Leviathan Studios (BC), the School of Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT), and Dance Exchange have invited her as a teaching artist. Laurel has developed sound designs for choreographer, Trina Mannino and has acted as a vocal consultant for choreographers Nadia Tykulsker and Ivy Baldwin. In addition to her solo endeavors, Laurel maintains a nourishing collaboration with musicians Chris Williams (trumpet) and Joanna Mattrey (viola).
Laurel released TETHER in 2021, a movement, sound, and video work created in collaboration with multidisciplinary artists; Joanna Mattrey (viola), Chris Williams(trumpet) and Laura Sofía Pérez(film editing). This work was produced by the Wild Project is available to watch on demand here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tether/516839398