Laura is an international actor, director, and choreographer. She has performed, offered theater workshops, and taught in Turkey, Berlin, Japan, Lithuania, Romania, Italy, US, Australia, Colombia, Cuba, Vietnam, and Puerto Rico. She is a member of CABORCA (a theater and film company); and a co-founder of One-Eighth Theater; And she is one of the Artistic Directors for RFCUNY’s Student Shakespeare Festival in New York City. She holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University, and a BA in Drama from the University of Puerto Rico. Her NYC stage name is Laura Butler Rivera.