Head of Children's Programme
As a dance educator Laura instills her passion for dance in all that are in her presence. Her warm hearted, energetic and caring demeanour allows her students to feel free and fly.
Born in Cairns, Laura trained at Mulgrave Valley Dance Academy under principal Kathy Harris.
At the age of 15, Laura was invited to study on scholarship at the Sheila Laing Dance Centre in Adelaide, where she was awarded the Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal.
Following this, Laura was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Genee Awards held in Sydney. Continuing her full time dance training at West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she gained exposure to the Russian method of ballet and graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Dance.
Laura danced principal roles with Tasmanian Classical Ballet Company in Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, and toured internationally with Event Theatre Australia.
Back in Australia, Laura danced with Leigh Warren & Dancers and West Australian Ballet.
A founding member of Mod Dance Company, Laura performed in Graeme Murphy’s Suite Synergy and was featured in the Australian film – Beautiful.
Most recently, Laura has been dancing with Opera Australia in many of their renowned productions, whilst staging her own production - motherhood!