Company Member since 2003
Grand Rapids Ballet School 1990-99
Laura was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she started her ballet training at age seven at the Grand Rapids Ballet School. She was a member of both the Junior and Senior Professional Trainee programs, and also studied with the Houston Ballet Academy, San Francisco Ballet School, and the National Ballet School of Canada. She joined the Grand Rapids Ballet as an apprentice in 1999. In 2001, Laura danced with the St. Louis Ballet for two seasons and returned to the Grand Rapids Ballet in 2003. Laura frequently appears as a guest artist in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia for companies including Ballet Bratislava, Long Beach Ballet, Farrell Ballet Theatre, and Whim W’Him, most recently at the Joyce Theater in New York City. Laura is also the Associate Artistic Director of Young People’s Ballet Theatre in Flint, Michigan since 2012.