Laurie grew up in St. Louis, MO and received her BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 2002. Her various projects have appeared at Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, Beach Sessions Dance Series, Astor Alive Festival, The Invisible Dog Art Center as part of The Joyce Theater’s Unleashed Series, The Whitney, The Mattatuck Museum of Art (CT), Dixon Place, Catch, Avant-Garde-Arama: New Moon at Abrons Arts Center, WiM at the TBG Theater, Pieter PASD (CA), Roulette Intermedium, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Food For Thought, Danspace Project as part of PLATFORM: 2011 Body Madness - Rhythm and Humor, FACADE/FASAD, 303 Gallery, ICMC at Stony Brook University, the TANK, draftwork, AUNTS and the Internet Killed the Video Star Screening for the Movement Research Spring Festival 09 among others. Her latest work, The Mineralogy of Objects, was remounted as part of APAP at Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, January 14th-16th, 2016, and will be presented this summer as part of Beach Sessions Dance Series on Rockaway Beach August 20th, 2016.
Laurie was a 2016-17 LMCC Workspace Artist-In-Residence, the 2016 recipient of the Tom Murrin Performance Award, was a 2013 New York Live Arts Studio Series Artist and a 2010 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence. She recently co-curated the 2017 Movement Research Spring Festival and is currently a member of the Movement Research Artist Advisory Council. In April 2014, she worked with a team of artists/producers to present a festival of plays and art works by legendary performance artist, Tom Murrin, at La Mama E.T.C.
She currently co-produces AUNTS, an underground platform for dance and performance, with Liliana Dirks-Goodman. Since taking over AUNTS in 2009, Lili and Laurie have produced over 50 events in a variety of spaces all over New York City and beyond. Most recently AUNTS worked with The Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, instigated city exchanges with artists in Detroit and Oakland, worked with the New Museum to present “AUNTSforcamera,” a special multi-venue, international dance-for-camera edition of AUNTS, and with the ACE Hotel for a month-long creative residency. Laurie is the co-director of Before Your Eyes, Inc. a 501c3 organization, supporting the projects of its core programs, AUNTS and CLASSCLASSCLASS.
Laurie has performed in the work of DANCENOISE, Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson/Yackez, Lucy Sexton, Heather Kravas, Megan Byrne, Jillian Sweeney, Deborah Hay, MGM Grand, Christine Elmo, Sasha Welsh/Victory To Others and Laura Diffenderfer. She appeared in Tom Murrin’s The Talking Show at PS122 in March 2010, directed by Lucy Sexton. In July of 2009, Laurie was a resident artist as part of the Rockbridge Artist Exchange, a program of the CDCT in Lexington, VA. Other skills and hijinks include: naked flash mobs and oversized turkeys falling from the sky.
Her jewelry, which plays with the juxtaposition of real and fake, new and old, precious and plastic, can be seen around the necks of many dance artists in NYC. It’s all rubber chickens, alligators, rhinestones and gold chains. See more of her jewelry works at: www.anotherbergcreation.com