Laura Kaufman grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and received a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona. She is currently working with Joshua Bergasse on the upcoming production of Sugar HillM
as well as dancing at the Metropolitan Opera. Laura is Co-director of Woman in Motion, a project-based dance company in NYC. Previously she spent a year on the road with the Broadway tour of CATS
following a year with the first national tour of An American in Paris
. Prior to her time on tour, Laura danced with City Ballet of San Diego followed by Odyssey Dance Theatre in SLC where she performed many principal roles and did two international tours. She has danced works by Christopher Wheeldon, Andy Blankenbuehler, Joshua Bergasse, Lorin Latarro, Alexei Ratmansky, George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Bonnie Story, Lisa Harvie, Sara Brians, Danielle Diniz, Nicholas Cunningham, Katie Drablos, Derryl Yeager, Betsey Wistrich, Michael Tevlin, Gary Christ, Ann Reinking, and many others. While in Salt Lake City, Laura taught for the Ballet West Academy as well as company class for Odyssey. She currently teaches at BDC and holds her own open classes around the city.
Laura is excited to share her love of ballet at Steps and can't wait to watch each student grow and find their own unique way of moving. She believes that when a safe space is cultivated, and a dancer feels a true sense of freedom, only then can they reach their ultimate potential and grow into their truest self as an artist.