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A Contemporary Choreography Showcase


October 18 & 19, 2019

Adjudicators for 2019

Laurel Snyder

Faye Driscoll, Tere O'Connor

Laurel Snyder is a dance artist, educator and musician based in NYC. Since receiving her BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2009, 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. Laurel’s choreography has been presented most recently by Gibney Work Up 5.0, Triskelion Arts, Center for Performance Research (CPR), Chez Bushwick, Movement Research at Judson Church and the Tank. She has been an artist-in-residence at BANFF Centre for Arts and Creativity (CAN), Denmark Arts Center (ME), EarthDance (MA), Threes Brewing (NYC), Dragon’s Egg (CT), The Living Room (ME) and is a recipient of Exploring the Metropolis' 2017 Choreographer+Composer Residency and the 2018 Queens Council for the Arts New Work Grant.


Laurel is passionate about teaching movement and vocal practices. In addition to her current position as an adjunct professor in dance at Rutgers University, she has been invited by local and international organizations such as Colby College, Leviathan Studios (BC), Gibney Dance and Dance Exchange as a guest teaching artist. Laurel has also acted as a vocal consultant for choreographers Nadia Tykulsker and Ivy Baldwin. Laurel's work and her teaching practice emphasize self-acceptance and explore the complicated relationship between performer and witness, fear and fantasy, the voice and the body and the truth behind this layered expression.

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