dance cambodia

An exchange of art and culture which carries with it a message of peace and caring.


Laura Chiaramonte has been performing and producing work professionally for
the past nine years and had the opportunity to work with, Lynn Dally, Pat
Graney, Andrew Harwood, Carleen Healy, Jyl Farenhkamp, Casey Pennel, Dance
Loop Chicago, Total Theater, Zephyr Dance and Mad Shak Dance Company.  In
the past year, Laura performed, taught dance and presented work in Bali,
Ecuador and collaborated with celebrated baritone Nathan Gunn and his wife,
pianist Julie Gunn, on an original music recital at Carnegie Hall. In 2001, Laura
co-founded and directed, Creative Arts Melting Pot, a non-profit performing
arts company based in Chicago. The company produced four major
productions, created over ten new works, was featured in the PBS Special “The
Chicago Dance Project”, performed for Hans Breder, Collaboraction, Cirque Du
Soliel, Dance Chicago, and Full Circle Festival. Besides creating and performing
dance in Chicago, Laura loved to teach and developed a movement studies
class, emphasizing movement improvisation and composition through the
inspiration of inter-media at the Chicago Art Department and taught
workshops at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She also conducted creative
movement workshops with Project Danztheatre Company Kids Program at St.
Peter’s School, Urban Gateway’s, the LEAP Program, and was a Artist in
Residence at Illinois Wesleyn. In 1998, Laura received her B.F.A from The Ohio
State University in modern dance performance with an emphasis in
choreography, Laban Notation and Directing from Score.


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