Laurie Dodge is a professional dancer, teacher, choreographer, director and studio owner based in Maryland, USA. She is a company member of several DC based companies, including Revision Dance Company, and Xing Dance Theater, and has most recently performed with the internationally recognized company Christopher K Morgan and Artists. She has been training in dance for 17 years, began choreographing and teaching 7 years ago, and has been a full-time teacher and director for the past 5 years.
Laurie received a full tuition scholarship to attend to attend University of Maryland, College Park as a Creative and Performing Arts Scholar. At UMD, she studied with Christopher K Morgan, Adriane Fang, Xan Burley and Alex Springer and amongst other prestigious faculty. She performed regularly in numerous works by faculty, performing at the Kennedy Center and at the ACDA Mid Atlantic North Conference. While pursuing her education and performing full time, Laurie kept her focus on teaching by bringing quality work back to her intermediate through highly advanced student dancers in the Maryland community. Most recently she studied at the Dance Education Laboratory on a full scholarship to a month-long intensive in Manhattan, New York.
Teaching and Directing in dance has always been a focus for her. Laurie is the Owner and Artistic Director of Project C Studios, a private dance institution that has been offering collegiate level training to serious dancers age 3-18 for 14 years. Beyond running Project C and directing their various programs and student companies, Laurie is in residence at Ballet Conservatoire XIV, the Official ballet school of Historic Ellicott City. She has also taught Master Classes, Guest Lectures, and set work on companies at University of Maryland, Caroll Community College, Design in Motion Dance Company, Arabesque Dance Studio, DL Dance Project, Kinetics Dance Theatre, Genesis Arts LLC, Joyful Motion Dance Studio, and Next Now Festival. Her work havingreceived special accolades, Laurie is a highly sought after teacher, choreographer, and performer.