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Laura van Hulle

Laura Vanhulle, Originally from Belgium, started competing with Acro and Rhythmic Gymnastics from a young age.   

Following her formal dance training at 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 (Counterpoint), Coda DanceTheatre, Keneish Dance Theatre, Motionhouse (The Voyage), Rutherford Dance Company, Sonia Sabri Company, Room 2 Manoeuvre, Autin Dance Theatre, Aakash Odedra (as Rehearsal Director), Gary Clark, Gustavo Oliveira, Rogue Play, South Paw dance Company “Icarus” and James Wilton, Touring nationally and internationally.   

She also danced in the Jack Savoretti video clip ‘Written in the Scars’, under the direction of Niku Chaudhari. Did an Aldi Advert for the Olympics games. In 2016 Laura went to Hong Kong for a flying low program with Vangelis Legakis and worked with The Van-L Dance Company. She is a nationally recognised dance artist and has a strong teaching reputation nationally and internationally, working regularly with organisations such as The Place, Rambert, Trip Space (London), Freefall Dance, DanceXchange, Elmhurst, Wolverhampton University, Coventry University, Edge Hill University. She also teaches Internationally in places like Portugal-Porto (Summer Intensive Portugal), Greece and Belgium (Muda- Passerelle). 

In 2013 Laura established her own company Vanhulle Dance Theatre made her first full full-length production as Vanhulle Dance Theatre ‘Angles In Life’, created in collaboration with Mickael Marso Riviere and Nicolas Vladyslav, 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 and is selected for Dance on Film Screening at 2018 Woman in Dance Leadership Conference in New York City.   

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.  

Laura received another Art council Grant for her R&D Infinite Womanhood Phase 3 where she works with Gustavo Oliveira. She was awarded a Residency Choreography Award from DanceXchange, In 2018 Laura also got involved as Choreographer and Dance Artist with the ‘Young Composers project’. Laura also choreographed outdoor work or work for unusual spaces “Echo” which performed Summer 2018 in Frankfurt as part of Sommerwerft Festival Which has been performed at The Lighthouse and Birmingham Weekender (Bullring). In Summer 2018 Laura also started working with Rogue Play and took on a new skill (silks) For a piece called 3AM Waitress, which has been to Fringe Festival with a 5 star review. Laura worked closely in Collaboration with Room Arts on Choreographic projects where she works closely with composer pianist Melissa Morris. Laura got funded by Art Council for Company development for Vanhulle Dance Theatre and her next production “Yin” and she was selected for the Artist Residency 20 days 20 Years in Deda.    

She was artist in residence at Pavilion Dance South west, Deda, Dance-East and Dance X change. Laura toured national tour with ‘yin’. She also got commissioned in Belgium to Choreograph on the students of MUDA 21. In 2022 she was commissioned to create a work on Dance City in collaboration with Oliver Robert Russell. In 2020 Laura started the Korean Martial Arts Tang Soo and is currently a Brown tag Belt, Competed and won first for her form November 21. Laura also recently completed a screen combat course with Take 3 and continues her journey as a Martial artist as well as dancer and performer and Choreographer. 

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