Laurie Abramson received her dance training at the Joffrey Ballet School and holds BA and MA degrees from New York University In addition to her work at Montclair State University, she teaches at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts (professional ballet and beginner /intermediate classes) and is a faculty member at the Princeton Ballet School in the pre-professional program in ballet where she teaches, choreographs for the training company and acts as a rehearsal director for American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker. She has taught as an adjunct professor in dance history at Rider University and as a ballet teacher at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Additionally, she worked as a teaching artist for the American Repertory Ballet Institute (a program that brings dance into the public schools).
Laurie has conducted master classes at American College Dance Festival, created dance reconstructions for the Figaro Project for the Institute of Arts and Humanities, and was a guest lecturer for the Dean’s Roundtable Discussion at NYU Gallatin. She received a New Jersey State Council on the Arts grant for an artists-in-schools residency and has created residency programs in various performing arts high schools in New Jersey.
Laurie is involved with designing and implementing dance curriculum and assessments for the New Jersey Department of Education Department of Visual and Performing Arts and has served as a dance evaluator for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Choreographic projects include works for Princeton Ballet II, Acrodanse Theatre Company, various musical theatre works, New Jersey performing arts high schools, and an international youth festival in England. She is a Stott certified Pilates instructor and uses this in-depth knowledge of body mechanics in her technique classes.