Lara Vejrup Ostan
(b. 1995) she/her
is a Slovenian / Danish freelance choreographer and dancer based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In her artistic practice she researches the sensuous paradigms and embodiment of work and dailyness, and how motion contributes to the creation of contemporary mythologies. She builds sensuous universes hosting an everyday and mundane, questioning dramaturgical traditions within storytelling and their corpo-socio-political implications. She works with dancing as material and immaterial expression. Other mediums, such as film and text, are used in her artistic practice to mold and carry, or further develop logics of dancing. 

Her primary training is within the sphere of contemporary dance (release technique) and improvisational practices, but has extensive experience in other contemporary dance techniques, ballet, ballroom and improvisational theatre as well as acting. She is currently finishing her education as a Somatic Movement Educator in Body-Mind Centering®.

In the past years she has worked as an artistic research mentor, dramaturgical assistant, performer and co-creator with (amongst others): Recoil Performance Group (MASS: Bloom Explorations), Marina Dubia (Desabar - to fall over), Lena Bondeson (Something Else Matters). Most recent residencies have been at HAUT, hosted by RAS Sandnes, Norway, UP in Copenhagen, Denmark and Nau Ivanow in Barcelona, Spain. 

She is co-founder of KOMMA Performance Productions, a member driven and collective association, supporting the development and production of dance works. She is  chairwoman of VA11a interdisciplinary office collective in Copenhagen and De Frie Koreografer, an association working with structural, legislational and political frameworks of freelance choreographers in Denmark.  


Leben Nuova (2024)
Somatic Movement Educator in BMC® Udviklingsplatformen (2023)
Mentorship program in performing arts production
International Center for Knowledge in the Arts  (2022)
             Enhanced Practice development program
The Danish National School of Performing Arts (2020)
                        BA in Dance and Choreography

Upcoming dates:


THE SWIMMER at Ravnedans, Kristiansand (NO) - 27/6/2024
DRIVER ep. 1 at Dansehallerne, Copenhagen (DK) - September 2024
DRIVER ep. 2 at Dansehallerne, Copenhagen (DK) - October 2024