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Laura Lloyd

Laura Lloyd

Instructor

Ferguson Ctr 140
(757) 594-8937
laura.lloyd@cnu.edu

Education

  • MFA in Musical Theatre, Western Illinois University
  • BA in Theatre, Angelo State University

Teaching

Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater Dance Styles, Tap, Acting, Actor's Voice, Actor's Body, Advanced Acting

Research

Dance in Musical Theater - there are very few resources for this and I would like to explore this topic more. Vocal techniques for teachers: How to train the voice to entertain the students. Lessac or Linklater certified and Elemental Body Alignment certified (EBA).

Biography

Born in Minnesota but raised in Texas, I am a product of a very artistic family. My father was a professor of Spanish and French, but was very involved in the theater. As a matter of fact, my mom and dad met doing high school theater. So I truly believe theater is in my blood. Mom put me in dance classes at a very young age and I participated in community theater throughout high school. I went to Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX to major in languages, but fell in love with my theater class. I graduated with a BA in Theater with a minor in English. I worked with a professional theater company (Granbury Opera House) for a year before realizing I wanted to continue my education. I attended Western Illinois University where I received an MFA in Acting with a concentration in Musical Theater and was also a member of the University Dance Company. After graduating, I worked in several professional theater companies in Texas, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. I then went home to Texas and taught dance and musical theater at a private theater arts school. An opportunity arose to come to Virginia and stage manage and perform as a singer and dancer at Busch Gardens. I set roots in Newport News and began teaching high school theater. I taught in the Newport News Public School system for 9 years and during that time began adjuncting as a dance instructor at Christopher Newport University. I am now a full time lecturer with the Theater and Dance Dept. and am very happy to be a part of the CNU family.


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