Originally from Pennsylvania, Laura Hankey began her dance training with the New Castle Regional Ballet Company at age 4. There, she performed in their yearly production of The Nutcracker as well as various Spring performances including Snow White, The Secret Garden and Cinderella. She continued her training throughout college as an instructor for Center Stage Dance Academy and has performed with multiple dance companies such as Ohio Dance Theatre, Verb Ballets, and Cleveland Dance Project. Currently she coordinates programming for Dance To EvOLvE and is also an instructor with Cleveland Modern Ballet. Laura is excited to be pursuing her dream as a professional dancer with North Pointe Ballet!