Laia Alvarez was born in Barcelona. Her passion for travel and learning new things led her to move to London at the age of 18. After improving her English, Laia went back to Spain, where she completed her degree in Journalism. She worked for many years as a freelance reporter and became member of the NIDS (new institute of dramatic writing), in collaboration with MAXIM GORKI THEATER in Berlin.
After passing through radio, she realized that her heart was beating for playing. In 2016 she graduated in Drama Studies at MICHAEL TSCHECHOW STUDIO in Berlin. She took acting lessons with Fern Sloan and Ted Pough (ACTORS ENSEMBLE NEW YORK) and went back to Spain to improve her camera acting skills. She took coaching lessons at ESTUDI LAURA JOU, continued her education with Luci Lenox, Pep Armengol and Steve Daly among others, and trained on Ivanna Chubbuck method with Frank Feys, the official Chubbuck trainer in Spain.
After theatre and dance theater projects in Berlin (TANZFABRIK, THEATER FORUM KREUZBERG, etc), under the direction of the choreographer Bettina Truffat, J. Carrière and Pinkowski among others, followed audiovisual projects for the MET and the HFF in Babelsberg. Her debut in the mother tongue was playing the role of Candela, on the Catalan series ´COM SI FOS AHIR´, directed by Sònia Sánchez, and broadcasted by TV3.