Carly Laves work explores the human body’s relationship to the world around us. She takes particular interest in the bodily engagement with technology, societal systems and the Earth beneath us. With a background in performance studies and embodied practice as a dancer, her choreography seeks to question identity and liberate the power of the body. Currently, she is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Berlin working through Gamelab.Berlin at Humboldt University under mentorship from Dr. Einav Katan-Schmid.
She holds a BA from Stanford University in American Studies and Dance, with Honors in the Arts. She started her choreographic practice in San Francisco, California, where her work appeared in theaters across the Bay. She presented at theaters including ODC San Francisco, the Joe Goode Annex, Stanford University and through residencies with the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, SAFEHouse Arts, and more.
Her early training is from Northwest Conservatory of Dance under Anita Mitchell, and later continued with Portland Festival Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under Summer Lee Rhatigan, Alex Ketley, Robert Moses, Muriel Maffre, Lizz Roman, Sandra Chin, and Diane Frank among others.