Laura grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana, and began dancing at the age of 10. She took ballet, tap, jazz, and pointe classes and was a member of Louisiana Dance Theatre, an Honor Company in Regional Dance America. She performed throughout Louisiana and the Southwest for RDA and Tremaine competitions, and on tour in Austria through the Tanzsommer Stars of Tomorrow program. She spent three summers in Flint, Michigan, training at the Joffrey Midwest Workshop. After high school, Laura majored in biomedical engineering at Duke University and moved to Madison to work at Epic. She spent three years in competition ballroom and is glad to be back on stage! This is her first season with MCD.