A native of North Carolina, Laura Dearman is an alumni of UNC Charlotte, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her B.A. in Dance: performance, choreography and theory. While pursuing her degree, Laura danced with Charlotte Ballet, receiving her Professional Training Certificate upon graduation. During her time at UNCC, Laura performed principal roles in a variety of works, including Bourneville’s Flower Festival in Genzano, George Faison’s Suite Otis, and Paul Taylor’s Esplanade. While attending The School at Jacobs Pillow, Laura had the opportunity to work with choreographers Ronald K. Brown, Didy Veldman, and Cayetano Soto, under the direction of Mr.Milton Myers. Since moving to New York, Laura’s professional performance experience includes works by Brooklyn choreographer Matthew Brookoff, Visions Contemporary Ballet, and Ballet Inc., among others. Laura will make her professional choreographic debut with the operatic production of B Ario this spring in New York City. Laura is thrilled to be joining Neville Dance Theatre for her second year!