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

After moving to Cleveland, Laura began coordinating Arts Programming for Horizon Education Centers and Dance To Evolve and is currently working with North Pointe on their school programs in Lorain and Oberlin. She also has a wide variety of teaching experience, including a teacher training with The Dancing Wheels Company & School in physically integrated dance.

Throughout her dance career, Laura has performed with multiple dance companies, such as Ohio Dance Theatre, Verb Ballets, Cleveland Dance Project, and Cleveland Modern Ballet. She is thrilled to be pursuing her dreams as a professional ballet dancer with North Pointe Ballet.