Photo by Synapse Photography

Photo by Synapse Photography

Laura Briggs

BIO: Laura Briggs is from Lexington, Kentucky. They received training at Kentucky Ballet Theater and currently study dance & movement studies and chemistry at Emory University.


I’M INSPIRED BY literature, poetry written by women, nature (especially birds), people, daybreak, coffee, airplanes, art museums, libraries, performance art, queer history, new hair colors, and cities near rivers.

I FIND PURPOSE IN communication and bridging gaps. This manifests itself in my artistic work, where my creative goal is always to make art that makes people talk. I am interested in novelty, absurdity, and commentary in my dances. My passion for communication also impacts my work as a scientist, where I strive to bridge the gap between science and the public. Finally, communication skills serve my position as a leader in the queer community at Emory, where I fiercely advocate for the needs of my LGBTQ peers and foster a caring, collaborative home for them on campus.

WHAT MAKES ME COME ALIVE ARE availability and softness. I am interested in keeping all physical, intellectual, and emotional doors open to me and giving myself space to explore possibilities freely and fully. I feel most alive when I am able to explore without restriction, allowing my mind to wander wherever it wants to go, experiencing sensation and softness and suppleness in every cell of my body.