Laura Cappelle, France
Laura Cappelle is an arts writer and sociologist who lives in France. She has been the Financial Times’ Paris-based dance critic since 2010 and covers French theatre for the New York Times. Additionally, she writes a monthly column, “France/Dance”, for Dancing Times, and has contributed to the Guardian, Pointe, Dance Magazine and Dance Europe, among other publications.
Laura has also given dance and theatre talks for the Friends of the Paris Opera (AROP), Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the Goethe-Institut in Paris, the Avignon Festival and the Lyon Dance Biennale. She teaches at undergraduate and graduate level in Paris, and was the dance consultant for the BAFTA-nominated 2015 docudrama Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom, directed by Richard Curson Smith.