Laura Aris is a performer, choreographer and recognised international dance teacher Since 2009, she has been working as a freelance artist, developing her creative practices and collaborating with many other artists.
After finishing her studies at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, she received the Extraordinary Student Award. Between 1996 and 1999, she was a dancer at Lanònima Imperial dance company, directed by Juan Carlos García, in Barcelona and a member of the General Elèctrica artistic collective in several creations of Tomás Aragay. Laura received the Lladró Award as outstanding dancer at Festival de Valencia in 1997.
Former dancer of the Belgium company Ultima Vez, directed by Wim Vandekeybus, for the creations and touring of: Inasmuch as life is Borrowed (2000); Scratching the Inner Fields (2001); Blush (2002); What a Body does not Remember (reprise 2002); Sonic Boom (2004); Puur (2005); Spiegel (2006); Menske (2007), What’s the Prediction (2008); and the dance films: Here After (2007), Blush (2005), and the short fiction film Inasmuch as Life is Borrowed (2000).
Laura co-founded Ember, together with Jorge Jáuregui, an artistic platform that held their works from 2009 until 2014. Over the past few years, she has assisted Wim Vandekeybus with the re-stage of Puur for the Royal Ballet of Sweden and the creation of Die Bakchen-Lasst Uns Tanzen for Residenztheater (Munich). She also was choreographer's assistant and movement coach of several performances directed by the theatre director Ivo Van Hove: Salome at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet Amsterdam in 2017, Elektra/Orestes at la Comedie Francaise in Paris in 2019, and Age of Rage for I.T.A. International Theatre Amsterdam, in 2021.
Laura has combined her artistic practice with recognised pedagogical work in the international contemporary dance field. She is a regular guest teacher at festivals and university programs such as ImPulsTanz in Vienna; P.A.R.T.S. in Belgium; La Faktoria choreographic centre in Pamplona; Festival Deltebre Dansa; Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; Institut del Teatre in Barcelona; S.E.A.D. Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance; Korean National University of Arts Seoul; Atelier Transformation in Montreal, among many others.