Laura Dajao

@LauraDDances - Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher and Performer


Charlene Low

Artistic Director of Sardines Dance Collective

Meeting through East London Dance in 2009, it was clear that Charlene wanted to collaborate and work with Laura. Since then, through collaboration, friendship and mutual interest in inclusive dance, Charlene as been Laura's mentor, and role model in navigating through both freelance and company work. Currently Laura is Associate Director of Sardines Dance Collective and is constantly learning and being inspired by the work that Sardines Dance Collective does for the community and Young People.

Hearns Sebuado

Deaf Dancer, Actor and Model

After meeting at a Candoco RnD session with Alexander Whitely and bonding over being Filipino and Hip Hop Dance - Laura initiated collaborations on the basis of wanting to learn more about Sign Language in Dance. Today he has been integrated into the Sardines Dance Collective as well as being a collaborator and consultant for Sign Language within works produced by both Sardines Dance Collective and LauraDDances.

Creative Director, Performer, Choreographer, Mentor

Having seen Marso in the Hip Hop world and navigating her way through both Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance, Marso was the role model she had been searching for to both,m mentor, collaborate and aspire to. As Part of her RnD Running Low On. Fuel, he was her mentor and later collaborated with the MS Society UK and People Dance to make Adaption. Also a talented Photographer with a first hand perspective to photography and dance, he took the Promo shots for #FMSSolo. 

Cesare Cascarino

Drummer and Dancer

LauraDDances was approached to present a piece collaborating with people with disabilities. She chose to collaborate with Drummerboy Chez incorporating his knowledge of drumming and capoeira to create a piece introducing narrative and improvisation into the mix. This was performed at Friends Make Magic event on 29th June 2017 - an event made by and for people with disabilities - celebrating difference and talent in Stratford Circus.

Singer Song Writer 

Meeting at Rich Mix as Front of House colleagues, Laura approached Jnr Williams to collaborate in a performace for her Wild Card: Take a Closer Look with one of his songs Sweet Sunrise. After "Meeting Chuckie" (her right leg amputation) she collaborated with Jnr Williams and Simon Kusnierek to write Finding My Strength which launched onto music platforms in December 2017. She continues to use the track in her creative dance work. 

Actor, Voice Over Artist and Writer 

After meeting Shaun at Stuck In The Mud and working on the production on different aspects of the choreography, Laura and Shaun collaborated as part of her development with GDance and a mutual shared interest in getting to know each other artistically.

Red Carpet Host, CEO of Impact Dance, Mentor, Choreographer, Performer 

Hakeem approached Laura Collaborated for his event Live Vibe Politically Correct?! event at Rich Mix in 2012 which later developed to be performed at Laura's Wild Card: Take A Closer Look Event in Sadler's Wells in 2013.