Laura Rae Bernasconi of Mudita Arts for Peace- Performance Healing- raises awareness and funds for organizations who peacefully promote human and environmental rights. As a dancer, choreographer, wellness instructor and teacher of ballet, hatha yoga, AcroYoga, massage and Odissi dance, Laura works internationally with companies such as the Netherlands Dance Theater l & ll, Dutch National Ballet, Henny Jurriens Foundation, Circle Rotterdam, De Stilte/Breda, The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Carte Blanche National Contemporary Dance, Skanes Dansteater, Ballet Nuerenberg, Tanzhaus NRW, Stadtheater Bern Ballett, Basel Ballet, Australian Dance Theater, La La La Human Steps, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, ODC Dance and Labayen Dance/SF, Amy Seiwert's Imagery, Dawson Dance, Zhukov Dance, Smuin Ballet, Dance Through Time, KunstStoff, Quimera Tribe and World Dance Fusion. Laura's work as a dancer and choreographer has been hailed by the SF Gate and Bay Guardian as "dances to watch, striking, fluid, lyrical, joyous, outstanding, clear, finely hued, elegantly stylized, profoundly erotic, incredible, surprising, tonic, lively." In 2015 Laura will be working with the Danish Dance Theater, Navdhara India Dance Theater in Mumbai and with the Jyoti Kala Mandir College of Indian Classical Arts in Bhubeneswar, India, combining classical and contemporary ballet, Odissi temple dance, AcroYoga, tribal fusion and improvisation. Laura's classes and creations are offered through empathy, compassion and mudita (vicarious joy) using principles of the Alexander Technique, Gyrokenisis, Gyrotonic, Tai Chi, Chi Qong and the Chinese Acupuncture system.