Lara delivers workshops in Physical Theatre, Contemporary and Creative Dance; exploring processes of devising, improvisation, characterisation, repertoire, contact, lift/partner work, technique and body conditioning.
Lara has led professional class for Earthfall Dance, Gwyn Emberton Dance, Chaturangan and Ransack Dance Company. Delivered sessions for Monmouthshire Youth Dance, West Glamorgan Youth Dance and NEWDance Youth companies. Is a Creative Practitioner for the Arts Council of Wales’ Lead Creative Schools Scheme – working with learners with ASD and PMLD at a Special School and currently leads weekly Youth classes for Motion Control Dance in the Vale of Glamorgan.
“I believe in sharing my passion and experience of creating and performing, by empowering and inspiring others to achieve their goals and dreams, and encouraging them to engage positively with the world around them.”
A regular performer and tutor with Earthfall Dance, Lara has taught extensively across the UK, with choreographic residencies at Wales Millennium Centre, Bath Spa University, Ridings Winterbourne Academy and in Poland with Theatr Association Chorea, Lódz.
As an Independent Dance Artist Lara has taught for many companies, community organisations and educational institutions across Wales and the UK. These include Animateur for Gwyn Emberton Dance leading local cast at each venue, technique classes at Liverpool John Moore’s University, storytelling workshops for Theatr Iolo, issue-based dance and drama programmes for TAN Dance, music and movement presentations with musicians of Ensemble Cymru and outreach work for Cheshire Dance, North East Wales Dance, Dawns i Bawb, Dawns Dyfed, Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council and Malbank School and Arts College..
Lara is a tutor and coach who can plan and teach a range of classes, workshops, choreographic residencies and training events, for beginners through to professionals across the UK and Europe. Lara has over 15 years experience developing and managing dance and arts projects for organisations and educational institutions across Wales and the UK.