filmmaker ~ theatrical producer ~ director ~ choreographer ~ performer

Grace Fury… A Voice With Legs

Winner Best Dance FilmWinner Best Experimental FeatureWinner Platinum Documentary FeatureWinner Best Woman DirectorWinner Best Director & Choreography

“Grace Fury” Left Me Speechless and in Awe

By: Richard Propes | The Independent Critic

“Breathtaking choreography and cinematography…”

By: Wendy Schadewald | Short Redhead Reel

“…this documentary was refreshing and inspiring.”

By: Amanda Guarragi | Candid Cinema

A Reelworld conversation with Laura Carruthers and Marianne Hettinger


By: Mike Sargent | Reelworld WBAI

A six-time national champion and world ranked Scottish Highland dancer, a former member of Ballet Arizona, and an honors graduate of ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Laura Carruthers develops uniquely beautiful and insightful projects in both theatre and film, that combine her abilities to direct, choreograph, perform, arrange music, and edit. A wild ‘n’ classy originality springs from her fusion of artistic styles and techniques, depth of vision, and collaborative performances with some of the very best in music, dance, and cinematography. Discover More
Her concert work, namely Fire & Grace, has sold-out local theaters and toured regionally. Her short musicals, Driven Celtic and Outside In, have screened nationally and abroad, also earning independent film festival nominations and awards. Each project, recorded and/or presented live, shares the inspiration of Celtic music pioneers, including Alasdair Fraser, Capercaillie, and Bad Haggis, industry-leading cinematographers, like James Chressanthis, ASC and Anka Malatynska ASC, and dance masters from Los Angeles to Montréal and NYC. Discover More

More recently, an eclectic cast of twelve, all-star dancers from major companies and Broadway productions joined Carruthers at the Alex Theatre in performances that bring life, color, and character to the vibrant, feature film, Grace Fury. This pinnacle work in fire and grace travels her thoughts, her discoveries, and the elements of her story on a breathtaking flight of dynamic choreography and cinematography. Grace Fury has already enjoyed success, among film experts and enthusiasts across the country and abroad, with numerous festival selections and awards, including  Best Dance Film, Best Experimental Film, Best Director & Choreographer, and Best Editing. Carruthers looks forward to introducing Grace Fury to the public on April 20th. Discover More

“I love working with Laura…this movement is fascinating to me…it’s so fast…she has an amazing background…she knows exactly what she wants…it’s inspiring…it’s great to be a part of.”
John J. Todd (LA)
“Laura is…her own being which I love…that’s part of the thing that really interested me about this project…it was unlike anything that I had ever done before… ”
Matthew Powell (NYC)