Laura Vanhulle (Performer-Choreographer and Artistic Director) of Vanhulle Dance Theatre performed a special piece called “STORM” alongside pianoist Melissa Morris at our #Fashion4ACause Launch Event on Saturday 4th November 2017.
Following her formal dance training Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD), Laura went on to do a post-graduate apprenticeship with ACE dance and music and continued with the company as a professional dance artist. Laura has since worked with Shobana Jeyasingh, Coda DanceTheatre, Keneish Dance Theatre, Motionhouse (The Voyage), Rutherford Dance Company, Room 2 Manoeuvre, Aakash Odedra (as Rehearsal Director).
She also danced in the Jack Savoretti video clip ‘Written in the Scars’, under the direction of Niku Chaudhari. In 2016 Laura went to Hong Kong for a flying low program with Vangelis Legakis and worked with The Van-L Dance Company. Laura continues to work closely with Sonia Sabri Company and Autin Dance Theatre. She is a nationally recognised dance artist and has a strong teaching reputation in the West Midlands, working regularly with organisations such as DanceXchange as lead teacher on contemporary and ballet.
In 2013 Laura received Arts Council England funding for her first R and D for dance film project ‘Angles In Life’, which led to her establishing her own company Vanhulle Dance Theatre in 2014 http://vanhulledancetheatre.com/ . Her first full full-length production as Vanhulle Dance Theatre ‘Angles In Life’, created in collaboration with Mickael Marso Riviere and Nicolas Vlasyslav, toured nationally in 2015. She also created a short dance film version of ‘Angles In Life’, with Director of Photography Mat Beckett (River Rea Films), which toured internationally to film festivals such as Pool 15, Berlin and Dance Film Festival UK, London.
In Summer 2016 Laura Vanhulle was selected to work with DV8 Company in Berlin for 2 weeks, where she learnt the methods that DV8 uses in creating dance and movement.
In October 2016 Laura was awarded the Choreographer strand of Choreomatch, an extension of BDN’s ‘Introducing…’ (Birmingham’s only platform for new dance work) to research a new choreographic idea with three dancers of BDN’s choosing, who will also have applied to the platform under the Dancer strand. In 2017 Laura worked in Portugal with Companhia de Danca de Matosinhos. Laura received an other Art council Grant for her R&D Infinite Womanhood Phase 3 where she works with Gustavo Oliveira. And She has just been awarded a Residency Choreography Award from DanceXchange.