Office: University Theatre Building, Room W1B55
Department of Theatre & Dance
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0261
Originally from Roanoke, VA, Laura Malpass' dance training began leaping down local grocery store aisles and with an antique music box on her living room floor. She studied more formally at Southwest Virginia Ballet, the School of the Grand Rapids Ballet, le Centre de Danse du Marais in Paris, and Hope College. While at Hope, she had a blast choreographing and performing with StrikeTime Dance Company, promoting the arts in Michigan and Indiana public elementary schools. Upon graduating summa cum laude, Laura enjoyed performing and touring with Moving Arts Dance, under the direction of Anandha Ray, as well as performing in multiple collaborative projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. Teaching is her passion - ballet, modern, improv and creative movement to all ages and abilities. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher in Primary through Level 7 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She believes that dance can transcend all boundaries we perceive or feebly construct, empowering individuals and transforming communities for the better; she understands creative self-expression as key to holistic health and is particularly interested in dance accessibility.