A native of North Carolina, Laura Dearman is an alumnus of UNC Charlotte, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Dance: performance, choreography, and theory. While pursuing her degree, Laura danced with Charlotte Ballet, receiving her Professional Training Certificate upon graduation. While there, 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, Neville Dance Theatre, Visions Contemporary Ballet, and Ballet Inc., among others. Laura will make her professional choreographic debut with the operatic production of B Ario in the spring of 2022 in New York City.