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Laura Bennett

Associate Artistic Director

Laura Bennett has been at NYSSSA School of Dance since the first summer in varying capacities. She co-directs Dancing Legacy, a dance organization whose work celebrates the rich legacy of American modern dance and serves as a master coach and primary teacher trainer. She loves to work on puzzles—whether making dances or formulating color-coded management grids. Bennett has been dancing since she was in her mother’s womb and had her choreographic debut at age 11, when she got her gym teachers to give up their physical education periods for her to create a dance on her classmates. A Brown University graduate, she has studied, performed, and taught techniques and repertory of the 20th century American concert dance lineage. She holds a dance education certificate from New York City’s 92nd Street Y and has taught dance and theater in community centers, schools, private studios, and summer programs. Outside of dance, Bennett enjoys spending time with her treasured nephews, studying the Bible, following sports, and watching TiVo in high definition.