Archive for October, 2012

Meet Your Geeks: Laura Herbert!

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