Great news, everyone!
Geeksdanz is proud to welcome its newest member, Laura Herbert! We subjected Laura to the same set of questions as everyone else, and her answers follow!
GD: How did you get into dancing?
LH: I owe my start at dance to my mom. When I was 6 she enrolled me in my very first ballet class and the rest is history. I fell in love with dance, every aspect of it.
GD: What appeals to you the most about dance and dancing?
LH: What appeals to me most is that dance and movement are an outward expression of each person’s individual inner reality and perspective. The creative boundaries are non-existent and a dancer’s canvas is boundless and expansive. Anything you want to say, you can voice it through dancing. That’s what I love about it!
GD: What dance piece or choreographer do you love, and why?
LH: I saw my first modern dance concert at the Joyce Theater in NYC in 2006. It was an evening length performance of various Doug Varone works. His choreography made a deep impression on me; he is still my favorite choreographer. My two favorite works by him are “Boats Leaving” and “Chapter from Broken Novel”
GD: What do you do in “real life”?
LH: Well…in “real life” I teach dance at a studio in Butler; I also teach adapted dance to children and teenagers with disabilities at the Woodlands Foundation in Wexford. Aside from that I work as a Therapeutic Staff Support for children with disabilities and emotional disorders. I keep pretty busy!
GD: Other than dancing, what do you do for fun?
LH: I love yoga and pilates, enjoying the seasons, hiking, horseback riding, reading, spending time with my family and fiancé.
GD: What excites you most about working with Geeksdanz?
LH: This is my first experience working with a modern company; I know I’m going to really grow as a person and as a dancer. The other dancers in the company are so talented and amazing, just really wonderful people…I’m very excited to work with everyone.
Welcome aboard, Laura!
Monday, October 29th, 2012