Laura Colby

Laura ColbyLaura Colby established Elsie Management in 1995 and currently represents a global roster of dance, theater, world music, special projects, and outdoor spectacle, including the world-renowned Australia’s Strange Fruit, the venerable Limón Dance Company, and Drama Desk nominees Manual Cinema. Currently serving on the board of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Colby served as the President of NAPAMA (2007 & 2008, North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents). Since forming Elsie, Colby has represented over twenty-five performing arts touring companies from five continents, coordinating tours to over three hundred global venues. A frequently invited speaker for panels, workshops, and educational sessions, Colby began her arts administration career as company manager for several independent contemporary choreographers. She received her BFA in dance from The Juilliard School.