Laura started dancing at the age of 6 and immediately fell in love with dancing and performing. She has trained in ballet, tap, and jazz for over 10 years and contemporary for 5 years. Laura’s classical ballet training started at the age of 12 and her pointe training began at age 14 under the instruction of Sonja Kraljevic. Laura was a competitive jazz and contemporary dancer for four years, competing with group dances as well as solos. She also performed the Gamzatti Variation from La Bayadere at the Youth American Grand Prix competition at the age of 19. She has performed as a principal in the Marzipan, Spanish, and Arabian variations in productions of The Nutcracker, along with the soloist role of Snow Queen. Laura’s other roles include the Ugly Step Sister (Cinderella 2017), Peter’s Shadow (Peter Pan 2018), the role of Carabosse (The Sleeping Beauty 2019), and Big Swans (Swan Lake 2019),. Laura has performed with the Cleveland Dance Project’s performing company at venues such as The House of Blues. She has also performed contemporary pointe pieces choreographed by Theresa Holland that have been selected for the Ohio Dance Festival. When she’s not dancing, Laura enjoys working as a Personal Trainer and spending time with her family and friends. Laura is excited to continue pursuing her dancing career with North Pointe Ballet and would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support.