The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 32 Years of Excellence

A headshot of Lara Barclay.

Lara Barclay

Contemporary Instructor

A graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School and Germany’s Hamburg Ballet School, Lara has been performing for twenty-two years with companies in Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Canada, the USA and Brazil. She has danced with Ballet Mannheim, Toronto Dance Theatre, Copenhagen International Ballet, Landeshauptstadt Kiel, Jan Lauwer’s Needcompany and Deborah Colker. Independently, she has had the pleasure of working with Sylvain Émard, Action at a Distance, Barak Marshall, Mascall Dance, Vision Impure, Plastic Orchid Factory and Josh Beamish.

An active teacher, rehearsal director and choreographer, Lara teaches at Ballet BC, Arts Umbrella, Lamondance and Modus Operandi in Vancouver. She is currently a dancer with Aszure Barton and continues to tour on international stages with Awáa. Most recently, Lara performed in Noam Gagnon’s Between Us, and is in creation with Vanessa Goodman on Wells Hill to be performed in the 2017/2018 Dancehouse season. Lara is a yoga teacher and mother of two very energetic daughters.