LAURA SAMPSON is an arts promoter and performer from London, UK. She graduated from University College London with a first-class degree in English & Medieval Literature, then worked as an apprentice literary agent while studying singing and storytelling. She discovered noh in 2011, just before going to Tokyo for the first time. During her ensuing 6-month stay in Japan, she studied noh song, dance and flute with Richard Emmert, edited a series of English-language noh summaries, and used noh narratives as inspiration for performances on her return to London. She now helps organize the Noh Training Project UK, dividing her time between studying noh wherever she can, playing music, and working on various arts-related projects. She is the newest member of Theatre Nohgaku.