Laura Karlin is the Founder and Artistic Director of Invertigo Dance Theatre.
She graduated from Cornell University with degrees in Choreography/Production and Pre Law/LGBT Civil Rights. She studied dance theatre and contemporary dance in London, where she trained with Akram Khan and choreographed and performed with Synergy Dance Theatre, Snapdragon Dance and the prestigious Resolution! festival.
Laura founded Invertigo in 2007 with the aim of creating a vibrant dance institution in Los Angeles. She choreographs for the company and works to make Invertigo a lively presence in LA through performance, education, outreach and collaboration. Her work has been presented at venues including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Broad Stage and LACMA.
When she's not in the Invertigo office or rehearsal room, she can be found teaching Dancing Through Parkinson's and Invert/ED classes, in the garden growing food, in the kitchen cooking food, or in the world traveling and camping.