Laura breathes being active whether that is in the studio, in the gym, running, biking or enjoying the great outdoors. She began dancing at the age of 3 at Lake Oswego Academy of Dance then graduated to joining the performing Company at Lakeridge High School. Since graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in dance she has taught ballet, jazz, hip-hop, breakdance, tap, adult workout classes and yoga at multiple studios in and around the Portland area. She has studied all types of dance including African, pointe, modern contemporary, kinesiology, pilates and more as well as trained under Alvin Ailey instructors in New York and Mary Hunt to name a few. Laura believes there is nothing like a child’s laugh, determination and raw talent showcased right before her very eyes that allows her to leave work inspired and she is thrilled to play a role in achieving greatness in her students.