Laura Dearman is a NYC-based freelance dancer and choreographer, fueled by coffee. A native of North Carolina, Laura earned her B.A. in Dance: performance, choreography and theory from UNC Charlotte. 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 George Faison’s Suite Otis, and Paul Taylor’s Esplanade. Laura is also an alumnus of The School at Jacob's Pillow, where she worked 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 has presented her choreography on programs with the Omni Arts Foundation and The Why Collective (Vexations in Time, 2021). Laura is thrilled to be joining Neville Dance Theatre for her third year!