Laura began dancing at the age of six and has trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, musical theatre, and tap. She attended the University of New Hampshire and attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Theatre. While attending the university, Laura was a member of the Ballet Company for four years where she performed classical and original works such as Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, and Dinetah. Laura also performed and choreographed for the student-run dramatic society, Mask and Dagger. Her last two years at UNH, Laura was asked by faculty to choreograph an original work, Orpheus and Eurydice, in collaboration with Professor of Music Andrew Boysen and the UNH Symphony Orchestra as well as a main stage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. After completion of her degree, Laura returned to her home studio, Jenkins Dance Gymnastics Center, where she has been teaching for the past six years. Laura has also been the coach of the studio’s award winning dance competitive team for the past five years. Through these years, Laura attended the Pulse’s Teacher Workshop and dance intensives where she took classes with Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, Desmond Richardson, Matthew Powell, and Tyce Diorio. Laura enjoys working in theatre as well and has worked with community theaters in Henniker and Hillsboro, NH. Shows she has choreographed include: Annie, Alice in Wonderland, The Music Man, Grease Jr., Aladdin, Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and this summer Beauty and the Beast. Recently Laura began taking courses through the National Dance Education Organization to further her dance education training.