A graduate of the National Ballet School, Lara and has been performing for over 20 years in Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Canada, USA and Brazil dancing with such companies as Aszure Barton & Artists, Ballet Mannheim, Toronto Dance Theatre, Copenhagen International Ballet, Landeshauptstadt Kiel, Jan Lauwer’s Needcompany and Deborah Colker. She has worked independently with James Kudelka, Barak Marshall, Simone Orlando, Robert Glumbek, The Plastic Orchid Factory, Vanessa Goodman, Sylvain Émard, Move: the company, and Mascall Dance. An active teacher, rehearsal director and choreographer, Lara teaches at Arts Umbrella, Lamondance and Modus Operandi in Vancouver, Canada. She is currently a dancer with New York-based Company Aszure Barton & Artists, and continues to tour on international stages. Lara is also excited to be in creation with Vanessa Goodman on Wells Hill, a full evening work to premiere in 2017.
Lara offers a ballet class that is technically sound and inviting. She is interested in exploring efficiency, musicality, articulation and incorporation of breath to encourage full-bodied dancing. Get inside your body, be smart about it and commit. She seeks to pass on the ease and joy she has experienced through her own ballet training and how relevant it is for a contemporary dancer of today. Come expecting good music and lots of space in the body for the rest of your day.
Photo by Tobin Del Tuore