Laurence is a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Citadel + Compagnie. Born in Québec City, Laurence studied dance at L’École Supérieure de Danse du Québec, and at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT). She danced for TDT from 1986 to 1998, winning a Dora Mavor Moore award in 1998 for her interpretation of Christopher House’s Cryptoversa. Laurence has choreographed over 30 original works, and has danced for some of Canada’s most prominent choreographers, including Margie Gillis, James Kudelka, and Jean-Pierre Perreault. Laurence is a passionate advocate for the arts. She sits on the Steering Committee of Ontarians for the Arts, and is president of the Board of Daniel Leveillé Danse in Montreal. In 2012, Laurence created The Citadel Dance Program, bringing high quality, free dance classes to children and youth living in Regent Park.