Meet our team
Laura Lloyd | BA HONSFounder/ Co-Artistic Director
Laura has been teaching dance and drama for over 10 years in a variety of settings including specialist dance/performing arts schools as well as in formal education in schools and colleges. Laura has a wealth of performance experience, which she brings to her teaching. She believes that anyone can perform and encourages her students regardless of ability. Laura teaches a range of styles and the key to her lessons is fun. Laura has had the opportunity to work with professional touring companies on shows including ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘The Wiz’ where she worked as the children’s movement and acting coach. Many of her students have performed in theatres across the UK, in film and on national TV.
As a director/choreographer Laura has worked on a range of shows from professional dance/theatre, in which she has also performed, to school productions. She has choreographed for the BBC and most recently created work for Big Dance at the Love Luton Festival, Cancer Research UK’s event Relay for Life, Keech Hospice and Luton Culture.
With David, Laura co devised the award winning youth theatre piece ‘RIP NED’, ‘The Butterfly Catcher’ and ‘In Doing Nothing I Found Me’ and the critically acclaimed dance theatre pieces ‘The Little Things’, ‘Love for Dummies’ and ‘What She Said’.
Most memorable theatrical experience:
“I am in love with Christopher Bruce’s dance piece “Rooster”. Set to the songs of the Rolling Stones it’s cool and sassy! Like me ;)”
My local hidden gem/hero:
“There is a lady in this town who I really respect. I can’t name her as she would be embarrassed but she is the most selfless, kind and generous person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She never makes a fuss or asks for thanks she just goes quietly about her business and touches the lives of more people than many realise.”
I can’t live without…
“My family. Love my boys and the NGYT family. Cheesey but true!”
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