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About IPA

About IPA

Laura Dunaway founded Innovative Performing Artists, Inc. in 2016 with an interest in teaming up with extraordinary artists and their management to provide individualized booking and creative services. Laura consults closely with the roster and management team at Park Avenue Artists. Prior to forming IPA, Laura was an agent with United Talent Agency (formerly The Agency Group) where she booked a very diverse roster of artists such as Alison Balsom, Jake Shimabukuro, Jane Krakowski, Kishi Bashi, Snarky Puppy, and many more with orchestras and music venues/series all across North America.  Laura's experience encompasses several facets of the music industry including artist management and booking, public relations, education, and performance. Laura also served as Director of Workplace Programs at Business Committee for the Arts, an organization that promotes business support of the arts which was founded by David Rockefeller. Additionally, Ms. Dunaway has held positions at Alliance Artist Management, Vantage Artists Management, ICM Artists and internships with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Interlochen Center for the Arts. Laura graduated from The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with a Master's degree in percussion performance and earned her Bachelor's degree in percussion performance from University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.