Laura Peterson

Laura Peterson is a NYC based dance artist creating works that challenge the limits of physicality and redefine performance spaces. Her performance works have been described as, “Visionary” by Tom Phillips, Danceviewtimes, “Smart, severe, and oddly moving” by Deborah Jowitt, Village Voice, and “Ingenious” by the Buenos Aires Herald.


Influenced by the visual art of the 1970’s Laura Peterson creates visually stunning installations that are developed simultaneously with the choreography. Her dance performances have included large-scale paintings, 1000 sq ft of living lawn, 16ft tall paper sculptures installed and destroyed nightly, 1500 ft of foam tubes, and other giant amounts of materials.


Laura Peterson’s works have toured in the US, Europe and South America at venues including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, et AL. She created dances for Hartford Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet through a commission from the Carlisle Project. Laura has had residencies and commissions nationally and internationally for the last 10 years at organizations including HERE Arts Center (NYC), The Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), Marble House Project (Vermont), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (NYC), The Queens Museum of Art/ Topaz Arts (Queens, NY), Symphony Space (NYC) and others.


She has taught dance and created repertory for dance programs throughout the United States including Princeton University, SUNY Brockport, Rutgers University, CUNY Hunter, Bowdoin College and others. Laura Peterson holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch Dance Department, and a BFA from University of the Arts. Visit for more information.