We are thrilled to welcome Alicia Laumann to the Down East Dance Ballet Faculty!
Please join us in welcoming her around the studio!
Alicia Laumann recently moved from Colorado and is in her first year as a Professor of Dance at ECU where she is choreographing and teaching ballet, dance appreciation and pedagogy. While in Fort Collins, Alicia was the artistic director at Canyon Concert Ballet, a regional company. During her tenure there, Alicia produced full-length original works and set classical masterpieces. In addition to choreographing a brand-new Nutcracker, which included 8 sold-out performances with visitors from all over northern Colorado, she choreographed Little Mermaid using H.C. Anderson’s original version for the story. Alicia has choreographed numerous original contemporary works as well as setting Mikhail Fokine’s Les Sylphides and several longer excerpts from Petipa’s classical ballets. Alicia has taught all levels of ballet, pointe, variations, partnering and Pilates. Her students placed well in YAGP, with 1st and 2nd places in contemporary and classical respectively and several have gone on to dance professionally, including trainees at Boston Ballet and Colorado Ballet. Alicia was an adjunct professor at Colorado State University during this time as well and maintained an active freelance choreographic and teaching schedule.
Alicia graduated high school from the North Carolina School of the Arts, danced professionally with Ballet Austin and went on to receive both her BA and her MFA from the University of California in Irvine. She has performed in Balanchine’s Serenade and Concerto Barocco, Donald McKayle’s Shaker Life and lead roles in several classical ballets and in Martha Graham’s seminal 1936 work, Steps in the Street. While a graduate student, Alicia was the rehearsal mistress for both William Forsythe’s New Sleep and Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie.
Alicia is honored to teach at Down East Dance and work with the fabulous dancers there and their stellar team of teachers!