Ms. Armenta is a Mexican-born performing artist, adventurous entrepreneur, educator, wellness coach, speaker and holistic practitioner.
As an expert on movement, both individual and artistic, she explores her skills and passions through her many endeavors: as the founder and artistic director of Laura Armenta Dance Company, owner of Armentality Movement Arts Center, and faculty member at GVSU.
Her professional experience allows her to combine dance with various holistic disciplines, whether on stage, in the studio, or in the classroom. It has also driven her growth and expertise as an ethnochoreologist.
Laura holds a degree in fine arts and humanities, as well as multiple certifications in Yoga, Ayurveda, and Yoga-Thai therapy. She has been a devoted yogini since 1991 and has served the residents of Grand Rapids since 1998, bringing Armentality to schools, non-profits, and the community at large
In a few words, Laura Armenta is a visionary, multi-skilled dancer, choreographer, healthy living enthusiast, and master teacher for more than 30 years. It is these qualities that make up Armentality. A belief, a philosophy, a way of living.