Laura Osterhaus Rosenstone

Teaching Fellow in Dance

Laura is a white woman with blonde shoulder length hair. In this portrait, she looks directly at the camera and wears a dark blue-gray halter top.

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Education

B.A., University of Minnesota

Biography

Laura Osterhaus Rosenstone is a movement artist and educator, born and raised in the Midwest. Across all modes of creating, she strives to connect with people. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in dance and fashion studies at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, Rosenstone had the opportunity to perform the work of modern/contemporary dance choreographers Nora Chipaumire, Gregory Dolbashian, Maurya Kerr, the Martha Graham Dance Company and Garth Fagan, among others. As a member of Zenon Dance Company in Minneapolis 2016–19, she performed the work of choreographers Danny Buraczeski, Michelle Boulé, Kyle Abraham, Colleen Tomas, Sam Kim and others throughout Minnesota and across the country.

Osterhaus Rosenstone has a long-time collaborative relationship with Leila Awadallah and Emma Marlar in their creative trio, Kelvin Wailey, in which they meet to laugh, cry and make dance for unique spaces. Rosenstone is also the founder and artistic director of Slo Dance Company, working with an ever-evolving group of collaborators to build performance work seeded in Slowness, focused on embracing the process of intimate relationship building. She regularly guest teaches at various locations throughout the Midwest. Rosenstone has been an instructor at the Zenon Dance School, the Performing Institute of Minnesota and St. Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts.

As a freelance performer, she’s been delighted to explore on-screen dance roles as well as accompanying music artists in live performance. She has been featured in several productions for John Mark Creative, ranging broadly from Sylvan Esso’s music video, PARAD(w/m)E, to performing on stage with Weird Al.