Born in Queensland, Australia, Laura trained at Ransley Gold Coast Youth Ballet obtaining her Solo Seal before travelling overseas to train at English National Ballet School. During her training in London, Laura worked with English National Ballet and toured performing in Manon and The Sleeping Beauty.
Laura joined Scottish Ballet for The Nutcracker 2009/2010, and joined permanently in July 2010. Since joining she has danced in Ashley Page's Fearful Symmetries, The Sleeping Beauty (Lucinda, Aunt), Cinderella and Alice (Gnat, Rocking Horsefly), Frederick Ashton's Scènes de Ballet, Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo and Juliet, Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth, Meckler/Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire and Martin Lawrance's Run For It.
Her favourite roles with Scottish Ballet are Cogs from Cinderella (Ashley Page), Romeo and Juliet (Krzysztof Pastor) and Poppies and French Divert from The Nutcracker (Ashley Page).
Why did you become a dancer?
I began dancing when I was 3, my mum got me into ballet because I had a lot of energy to use up! I chose to dance as a career because I love to be able to connect with people and to make them feel something. It's incredible being able to take them on a journey through my dancing.
You found another pebble! Have you seen Laura's Ballet Mimes in our Hansel & Gretel Fun Pack? Why not give them a go, you could even make some up of your own!