Laura is a dancer, choreographer and teaching artist originally from Houston, Tx. 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 Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, BAM Next Wave Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Brisbane Festival and in museums such as The Menil Collection, Contemporary Arts Museum–Houston, the Fabric Workshop Museum, DiverseWorks, Museo Jumex (CDMX) and The Guggenheim -Works in Process.
While her own choreography has been seen at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theatre, CPR- Center for Performance Research,Dixon Place,Judson Church,Triskelion Arts, Sicardi Gallery, MATCH Houston, and CounterCurrent Festival. She performed works by Joan Jonas, Tino Sehgal, Jane Weiner, Rosie Trump, Frame Dance, Helen Simoneau, Jonah Bokaer Choreography, and has been named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.”
She began practicing Pilates through her conservatory training. As a movement enthusiast, she loves helping students discover their bodies strength and new ways of moving. She’s taught both Reformer and Mat classes at Club Pilates, Wake Forest University and for HSPVA Dance Department.