Laura is a Chicago native and has worked as an arts and university
administrator creating and executing media, marketing and audience
development plans for over 18 years. Throughout this time, she has been
employed by a number of highly regarded arts organizations and
educational institutions in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles.
Rice's career began at Chicago's eta Creative Arts Foundation, where
she managed marketing and public relations for 11 theatre productions,
six art exhibits, arts-in-education programs and three annual special
events each season. Laura moved to New York City where she directed
group sales and audience development for a number of Broadway and
Off-Broadway productions, including: Having Our Say, Paul Robeson, Smokey Joe's Café, Seven Guitars, and Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk under the auspice of Lola C. West Group Sales.
As the Associate Director of New York University's Institute of
African-American Affairs, Laura produced numerous conferences, lectures,
concerts, film screenings and festivals, and art exhibitions. She also
directed marketing, media relations and audience development for Walker
International Communications Group. Her tenure included leading the
national public relations campaign for the Dance Theatre of Harlem's
40th Anniversary and the grassroots marketing efforts for Alvin Ailey
American Dance Theater's performance series at the Brooklyn Academy of
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Laura is the creator and host of Full Body Frequency,
a radio show celebrating plus-size women through the exploration of
beauty, fashion, health and wellness, art and culture, travel and love.