Meet the Members: Laura Gilbert

by redcurrantcollective

We’ve asked each of the ten RedCurrant members what they’ve been up to since graduating from Tisch and what they are looking forward to doing with the Collective in the next year.

Laura Gilbert is half of the Art Direction team, and resident humorist of RedCurrant Collective. She spent her immediate post-graduation days playing board games and making grilled cheese for the two lovely daughters of Patricia Hoffbauer. Laura met Patricia last year in school when she was one of Second Avenue Dance Company’s guest choreographers.

For much of the summer, Laura worked part-time at Gibney Dance Center to help them prepare for the launch of their new and expanded rehearsal space. She laid the foundation for the wonderful relationship the Collective now enjoys with GDC. She also assisted Phoebe’s uncle in producing a music video. Talk about multi-talented!

Currently, Laura nannies for a family in Brooklyn, shuttling the two children from school and between various activities. With her endless capacity for helping others and incredible energy, we just know that she can do ANYTHING….be it making gourmet after-school snacks or tutoring math!

Other than chasing her charges all over the park, yoga has been Laura’s go-to activity of late. She has really missed taking dance class with all of our former classmates, but she is psyched to be back in the studio once again in preparation for the collective’s upcoming showing.

Thanks Laura!

Laura Gilbert has never joined The Joy Luck Club. She likes to eat The Grapes Of Wrath while pondering The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time. Her favorite place To Kill A Mockingbird is Where The Red Fern Grows. One day, she would like to Pat the Bunny.

words: Allie Pfeffer and Laura Gilbert
photography: Samantha Siegel and Laura’s parents