Laura Patay

Let's Talk About Dis by Hetain Patel. Photo: Camilla Greenwell, 2018

Laura grew up in France. She attended the Conservatoire de Lyon and the EPSE Dance School in Montpellier, where she met and trained with Rudy Bryans and Anne-Marie Porras. During her training, Laura studied contemporary dance, ballet, as well as hip-hop.

She has since worked with Murielle Bellin for the creation of Climats and with Isabelle Sissmann-Missal for the creation of E-moi. She has also performed in a number of short films including Heartbeat for the Des Arts//Des Cinés festival and a music video for the band Barrio Populo's Thèmes Piétinés. She also choreographed the dance film Lost in the Dust, in collaboration with her partner. In 2013 she worked with Nieke Swennen for the European project Integrance in collaboration with Micadanses, Stopgap, Platform-K and Indepen-dance 4. In 2014 she created and performed Just a Dancer choreographed by Thomas Noone.

Laura joined Candoco in July 2014 and has since worked with Hetain Patel, Alexander Whitley, Thomas Hauert, Abigail Yager from Trisha Brown Company, Arlene Phillips, Yasmeen Godder and Eun-Me Ahn.