LAURA TOMA was born in Romania and raised in Ottawa. She is a graduate of the Laban Center in London, UK and The School of Dance in Ottawa. Her additional professional training includes theatre and American style latin and ballroom dance. In August of 2012 Laura graduated from the first official Gaga Teacher Training Program in Tel Aviv, Israel under the mentorship of Ohad Naharin and is the first certified Gaga teacher in Canada. She has taught for Compagnie Marie Chouinard, the RQD, l’ÉDCMTL, and L’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, among others. Alongside Geneviève Boulet et Erin O’Loughlin, Laura is co-founder and co-choreographer of LA TRESSE dance collective. Parallelly, she has been a core member of Andrea Peña & Artists since 2014. In June of 2016 she performed at the Venice Biennale of Dance for Israeli/French choreographer Emanuel Gat. Laura is also a videographer, designer, and photographer.