Adjunct Faculty
School of Theatre and Dance

B.F.A. Dance Performance The Ohio State University

M.F.A. Dance University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

AmSAT Certified Alexander Technique Teacher 2013

Laura Chiaramonte (Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher and Videographer) has been performing and producing work professionally in dance throughout the United States and abroad for the past twenty years and has worked with celebrated companies and artists such as: Jennifer Allen, Lynn Dally, DanszLoop Chicago, Jyl Fehrenkamp, Pat Graney, Julie Gunn, Nathan Gunn, Andrew Harwood, Carleen Healy, I Ketut Gede Asnawa, Gina Jacobs, Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, Kate Monson, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Casey Pennel, Cynthia Pratt, Kirstie Simson, Thread Meddle Outfit, Total Theater, Warner Brothers, Deke Weaver, and Zephyr Dance.

Laura co-founded and directed the non-profit performing arts company, Creative Arts Melting Pot (CAMP). The company was featured in the PBS Special “The Chicago Dance Project,” and performed for Hans Breder, Collaboraction, Cirque Du Soliel, Dance Chicago, and Full Circle Festival. Laura has also shown her work in The Open Space Project, Harvest Contemporary Dance Festival, and Going Dutch Festival. She developed a movement studies class, emphasizing movement improvisation and composition through the inspiration of inter-media at the Chicago Art Department and taught workshops in dance and somatics at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Dance Center at Columbia College, Department of Dance University Wisconsin in Madison and was an Artist in Residence at Illinois Wesleyan and Frente de Danza Independiente at Sala de Artes Escénicas Marina de Jesus Quito in Ecuador. She has also conducted creative movement workshops with Project Danztheatre Company Kids Program at St. Peter’s School, Urban Gateway’s, and the LEAP Program.

Laura is currently teaching, Dance Documentation, Dance Technique, and is the Media Coordinator at the University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign Department of Dance and teaches Arts and Integration for the public schools in the Department of Education.

Disciplines: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Alexander Technique