LARA WILSON is a choreographer and creative focused on the intersections of movement, visual design, and storytelling. A 2009 graduate of the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. program in New York City, Lara moved to Orange County in 2012, where she soon joined forces with other dancers and dance makers, including co-founder Delyer Anderson, to produce The Assembly’s inaugural show. Immediately afterwards, the group solidified into a company. On the East Coast, Lara showed her work at Jacob’s Pillow, at Symphony Space, during APAP, and in two full evenings at the Joan Weill Center for Dance and Brooklyn’s Galapagos Art Space, respectively. Out West, her dances have appeared at Highways Performance Space, the O.C. Great Park, NAVEL LA, and on screen nationally and internationally, including at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and in Jerusalem during “From Jaffa to Agripas.” In addition to directing The Assembly, Lara owns and co-operates an art space in the high desert called Compound YV and is the creative director of the dance journal, DIYdancer. As a performer, Lara has been called “expert” (OC Weekly) and “amazing” ( She was an artist-in-residence at Yale University, Mana Contemporary, and is currently in residence at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in 2019. To follow her various endeavors, join Lara on Instagram @larawlsntown.