Laura Thoma


I found my love of movement and creativity at the age of four at Mrs. Hackney’s school of dance. I went on to pursue a career in the performing arts, beginning as a professional dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor. I taught and choreographed throughout New England and New York City and eventually ended up in Chicago where I taught for the Academy for the Performing Arts, Roosevelt University, and Columbia College. Following a third knee injury and subsequent surgery, I turned my passion from the performing arts to the visual arts through photography. I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and an award winning photographer and mixed media artist. One of the most powerful things I’ve learned on my journey is compassion. I know how hard and challenging life can be and I am grateful to have found my true passions. I love to coach, teach, and train people and witness as the power of movement and creativity inspire and transform every aspect of their lives including their mind, body, and spirit. I’d love to support you in creating and living the life of your dreams.