Laura is a set designer and scenic artist born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently based in New York City.
While she assists several designers, Laura primarily assists Emmy Award winning set designer, Jason Ardizzone-West, Tony-Award Winning set designer, Alexander Dodge, and international award winning designer, Scott Davis. She has a special love for model building and anything paint related!
Laura is also a scenic artist and is the Assistant Scenic Charge at the Atlantic Theatre Company's Linda Gross Theater. She also has credits as a Charge Artist at other Off-Broadway theaters including Minetta Lane and Theatre at St. Clements, as well as academic institutions like Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts and City College of New York..
Laura earned a BA in Business and Theatre Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. With her time at Pitt as the Vice-Chair of their USITT chapter, Laura discovered her love for working with and teaching high school, middle school, and now college students, about technical theatre. She continues this passion by teaching scenic painting & design at Kaufman Music Center's summer workshop in NYC, and by designing and painting at her alumni high school's musical program every year. She enjoys working with the students to teach them safe and proper back stage culture and preparing them for the professional world, all while having fun learning and creating as a team.
Laura was an Adjunct Instructor at Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts teaching Intro to Stagecraft in 2021.