Laura Elkeslassy

Laura Elkeslassy is a singer, actor, and educator based in Brooklyn. Born in France, with Moroccan and Israeli roots, Laura blends Judeo-Arab, Middle Eastern, and Andalusian repertoires in her music. Her current work focuses on reclaiming Moroccan Jewish liturgical traditions and North African musical heritage from a feminist standpoint. She has performed music at countless venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, the World Music Institute, and elsewhere. Laura is also the Executive Director of L’Atelier Théâtre in New York, and as an actor, she has appeared at the Venice Film Festival, La MaMa, and beyond. Laura is a multiple-time recipient of Brooklyn Arts Council grants and Rise Up Fellowships. She is also a 2021 New Jewish Culture Fellow and a 2022 Rising Leader Fellow with the Open Society Foundation. Learn more about Laura’s work at:

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