Laura Gutierrez is a performing artist and choreographer based between Houston and New York City. A graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, she received a BFA in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she was awarded a William R. Kenan, Jr., Performing Arts Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education. Gutierrez has performed at the American Dance Institute, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, BAM Next Wave Festival, Soluna Festival, CounterCurrent Festival, Brisbane Festival and in museums such as The Menil Collection, Contemporary Arts Museum–Houston, the Fabric Workshop Museum, DiverseWorks, SCAD Museum of Art and The Guggenheim. While her own choreography has been seen at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theatre, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Triskelion Arts, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Sicardi Gallery, The RecRoom and MATCH Houston. She has been performing in works by Jonah Bokaer since 2012, and in 2014 was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.”
Gutierrez repertoire includes a series of solo works and concert dance works as well as choreographic projects that challenge audiences theater experiences in non traditional performance venues, such as but not limited to museums and galleries. She plays with movement themes inspired by postmodern dance, classical ballet, and the visual arts.