Laure Fleurentin

Afro-Haitian Dance

Laure Fleurentin was born in Haiti and began dancing at the age of five at Academy of Ballet and Arts under the direction of miss Heileing Herzog. She studied traditional Haitian dance with Armande J. Piard and Vivianne Gauthier, and received a Diploma in Dance at L’ ENARTS (Ecole Nationale des Arts) school of Arts in Haiti and is a trained vocalist in Haitian Folkloric Traditional chants. Laure became a professional dancer for Vivianne Gauthier Dance Company where she meet Florencia Pierre and started dancing for Afoutayi Jaka. She also danced with Peniel Guerrier, Ramses Pierre P., Frantz Metayer, Jean Apollon among other. Laure has worked with most of the top Haitian music artists, such Azor, Boukman Experience, Kanpech, Alan Cave, Turgot Theodat and Emeline Michel, to name a few. Laure has worked for World Vision, Margueritte D’Hyouville, and the Haitian Ministry of Culture. She has performed at San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival with Eloi Movement and the Haitian Festival at San Francisco with Afoutayi. Currently, Laure Fleurentin is studying at Laney College and teaches master dance classes at Mahea Uchiyama Center International in Berkeley and Destiny Arts Center. She is a versatile Haitian dancer of our times and has dedicated herself to the research, development and promotion of traditional Haitian dance, song and storytelling.

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