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Laura Daelemans

Laura Daelemans (Duffel, °1999) is a Belgian dancer and choreographer. She graduated from the Kunsthumaniora for Contemporary Dance in 2017 in Antwerp (Belgium), as Bachelor in Dance from the ArtEZ University of the Arts in 2021 in Arnhem (The Netherlands), and is trained as a tap dancer as well. From a young age she was fond of drawing and as a child she won colouring competitions. Illustrating remained a constant in her life which is how parallel to her dance studies, Laura continued to develop herself as freelance illustrator.

In 2020 Laura already started to choreograph at SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht (The Netherlands), I SOLISTI Belgian wind ensemble Antwerp (Belgium) and Theater aan de Rijn (The Netherlands). At the latter she created the solo performance 'Total eclipse' which got selected for Moving Futures (The Netherlands).
In 2021 Laura joined I SOLISTI to be one of their four MAKERSpace Artists for the next four years. Laura was also selected to go in residency at Instável - Centro Coreográfico (Portugal) for 'That’s so Tapical' in collaboration with Margarida Constantino, hosted by Teatro Municipal do Porto (Portugal).
In 2022 Laura was invited to choreograph at the Seminar Hakibbutzim (Israel), SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht and Theater aan de Rijn (The Jam). Next to that she started to create and direct her own production 'The Beehive' at I SOLISTI MAKERSpace in collaboration with composer/brother Frederik Daelemans and a multi-disciplinary artistic team in residency at DE SINGEL International Arts Centre (Belgium).
In 2023 Laura was invited to join Talentlab, a collaborative project for 8 emerging makers by Toneelgroep Maastricht and VIA ZUID (The Netherlands). She also got invited for a new creation at Theater aan de Rijn in the frame of vier x vier, a concept to introduce the new generation dance makers by presenting four works made by four young makers. 'Tales to disturb’ (vier x vier) will tour in Dutch theatres in spring 2024 and has been selected for Moving Futures. In 2024 Laura started creating her next I SOLISTI MAKERSpace creation and was invited to choreograph a new work for the MOSA Ballet School (Belgium) end of year performance.

Laura has performed for Paula Niehoff, Liza Van Brakel, Toon Quanten and in her own work. She has been invited by the Codarts University of the Arts (The Netherlands), the ArtEZ University of the Arts, de! Kunsthumaniora for Contemporary Dance, the MOSA Ballet School, and SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht among others as a guest teacher. As an illustrator Laura has worked with composers, choreographers, cabaretiers, poets, installation artists, and creates her own work as well.