Laura Sommerfeld previously worked as a cultural manager at the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, where she realised numerous projects in the fields of fine art, music, performance and literature. She studied business administration, English and cultural management in Essen and Munich. Laura Sommerfeld gained further professional experience through her work as a production manager for Rat&tat Kulturbüro in the independent scene in Munich. As part of this work, she supervised projects from the dance and theatre sector, including productions for the DANCE Festival Munich and the Impulse Theatre Festival Düsseldorf. Since February 2022 she has been the managing director of the Produktionszentrum Tanz + und Performance Stuttgart.
Laura Sommerfeld is a member of the advisory board of the FITZ Theatre for Animated Forms and associate of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg as well as shareholder representative at the Freie Tanz- und Theaterszene Stuttgart (FTTS) by virtue of her position.