Lara Kramer is a performer, choreographer and multidisciplinary artist of mixed Oji-cree and settler heritage, raised in London, Ontario. She lives and works in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. Her choreographic work, research and field work over the last twelve years has been grounded in intergenerational relations, intergenerational knowledge and the impacts of the Indian Residential Schools of Canada. Her creations in the form of dance, performance and installation have been presented across Canada and Australia, New Zealand, Martinique, the US and the UK.
Lara Kramer was appointed a Human Rights Advocate through the Holocaust Memorial Centre of Montreal (2012) following the national tour of her work Fragments, a performance piece inspired by her mother’s stories and lived experience as a survivor of the Indian Residential Schools of Canada. She has received multiple awards, acknowledgements and prizes for her work both as an emerging and established artist. Lara Kramer has participated in several residencies including the Indian Residential School Museum of Canada in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and is Dancemakers Resident Artist from 2018-2021.