Laura Harrell is currently the Studio Manager for Hunter Dance and Open Dance Project’s Company Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master of Fine Arts degree from Sam Houston State University. She is currently an adjunct professor at San Jacinto College, Houston Community College, and Lone Star College. Laura has presented choreography at The Dance Gallery Festival (Texas/New York City), the American College Dance Festival, Fringe Festival (Houston), Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival, and in the first ever, Art Saves Lives: A Cultural Conversation performance and educational outreach program in Nice, France. Additionally, she has set work at SHSU, Booker T. Washington High School, SJC, HCC, LSC, and West Texas A&M University. Laura served as assistant choreographer for Recked Productions site-specific project, Up For Air, and co-choreographed Tower and Super Nova presented by NobleMotion Dance at Zhilka Hall (Hobby Center, Houston, TX).
Harrell was a featured emerging artist by NobleMotion Dance in the first ever Next Step Series, and most recently was recognized as one of Dance Source Houston’s 2017 Artist in Residence. She is also a 2017 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant recipient.