Originally from outside of Detroit, Lara Wilson graduated summa cum laude in 2009 from New York City’s Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. program. Under the mentorship of Kazuko Hirabayashi and Milton Myers, she showed work at Jacob’s Pillow, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam, the Joan Weill Center for Dance and Galapagos Art Space. In 2012, Lara relocated to Southern California, where she co-founded and later directed The Assembly, a platform for dancers and collaborating artists to create semi-annual dance performance pop-ups. She also contributed essays and dance criticism and was art director of the dance journal, DIYdancer. Since 2017, Lara has collaborated as a movement designer for MacArthur Genius Award-winning artist, Elizabeth Turk, including the Shoreline Project, an installation for 1,000 bodies and umbrellas on Laguna’s Main Beach, commissioned by Laguna Art Museum. She lives and works in Yucca Valley, CA, where she and her husband own Compound YV, a contemporary art space.