Hello and Howdy!
I'm Laura Barbera - I'm an Emmy Nominated Supervising Producer, Director, Animator, Puppeteer, and Musical improvisor. I'm looking for a fun new project to work on!
I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York and have worn many hats over my career. I was trained as an acrobat, worked for an indie record company and was a gallery director in NYC.
I was recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre School Children's Animated Program for my Supervising Producer work. I'm an Emmy winning character animator with 22 years of industry experience. I hold advanced degrees in Fine Arts and Computer Graphics.
I worked for Nickelodeon for 6 years as a Supervising Producer and CG Animation Director on their fun shows WallyKazam!, Teenage Mutuant Ninja Turtles and FanBoy and Chum Chum.
I'm currently Senior Lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design teaching 3D Character Animation, Concept and Creativity and Advanced Concept. This year I won the Part Time Faculty Teaching Excellence award!
I'm also teaching Creature Animation, Character Animation, Previs and the History of Animation at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games and Animation. Super fun!
Additionally I'm an accomplished performer - having studied with The Second City Hollywood, UCB LA, iOWest, Nerdist School, Bang Theater and The Groundlings.
You can see me performing regularly with my musical improv groups The Live Sessons, Beyond the Disney Vault and Broke City Cabaret and Puppet Improv with What Fur?
I'd consider myself a true Renaissance Woman, enjoying everything from fire dancing to jewelry making. I'm hoping next to conquer tap dancing and falconry.
I'm glad you're here!
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