Laura Espitia is Our LANER OF THE WEEK!

Matthew Borchers

Meet Laura! While she’s killin’ it on the Lane in NYC, she’s originally from Bogotá, Colombia! Raised in Florida, Laura found a passion for modern concert dance at a young age and recently came to NYC to pursue it professionally. Read on..!

What do you like about Mustard Lane or just working events in general?

With every event being different, I like the challenge of thinking on my feet when given a new role.

When you're not on the Lane...what are you doing?!

Balancing dance training, dance rehearsals, a front desk job and bartending. ...while also having a relationship, 2 dogs and a social life! Phew!

Favorite restaurant or food?

By far, Narruto Ramen on the UWS.

What is one of your goals for 2023?

Having a kinder inner-voice.

Name a place you'd love to travel to. And why?!

Greece! The architecture, sunshine, and ocean views shown in pictures make it look like a dream I don't ever want to wake up from.

What's your favorite way to spend a day off?

Soaking up the rays on a beautiful sunny day at the dog park with my partner, as the dogs run around playing.

Do you prefer podcasts or books? Favorite one?

Books!

What's your hidden talent?!

It’s so hidden, I don’t even know..!

If you could have your dream job tomorrow, what would it be?

Getting paid to be in a studio to create with my talented dance family! And then perform those works internationally to communities that don't have access to the arts.

What's an essential part of your daily routine?

My morning coffee.

What life lesson did you learn the hard way?

Only I know my limits and only I can stop myself or push myself from exceeding them.

What is your favorite family/friend tradition?

A nice juicy BBQ for a family gathering!

What's a brand or event that you would love to represent or work should the chance ever arise?

Pixar!

What inspires you most?

Knowing that we are all hustling - especially living in NYC. Some days will be harder than others, but we have each other.

To learn more about Laura, check out their instagram @laura.espitia375.