Laura Tosar

Soloist

Introducing Laura

Born in Havana, Cuba, as a little girl Laura always felt the urge to dance every time she heard music playing.

Laura began her serious ballet journey at the age of 7, when after a very strict auditioning process, she was selected to join the Cuban National Ballet School. She trained full time at the Cuban National Ballet School for 8 years. She then joined The Cuban National Ballet at age 17 as a Company Artist. One year later in 2015, Laura met Li Cunxin in Cuba and was offered a contract to join Queensland Ballet.

She moved across the world to Australia in 2016 and has been part of the company ever since.  Laura became a Soloist in July 2022.

Repertoire Highlights  

  • “Ballerina” in Harald Lander’s Etudes
  • “Giselle” and “Myrtha Queen of the Willis” in Ai-Gul Gaisina's Giselle
  • “Swanhilda” in Greg Horsman’s Coppélia
  • “Titania” and “Helena” in Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • “Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Snow Queen” in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker
  • “Lucy” in Krzystof Pastor’s Dracula
  • “Lilac Fairy”, “Green Fairy” and “Yellow Fairy” in Greg Horsman’s The Sleeping Beauty
  • “Calliope” in Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations
  • “Lescaut’s Mistress” in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon
  • Kingdom of the shades solo #2 in Greg Horsman’s La Bayadère 
  • Don Quixote Pas de Deux
  • Le Corsaire Pas de Deux
  • “Sybylla” in Cathy Marson’s My Brilliant Career
  • Tango and Parisian Girl in Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin

Personal Accolades  

  • Gold Medal of the National Ballet Contest in Cuba in 2011  
  • Gold Medal at the International Academy Encounter Contest in Cuba in 2014 AND 2015  
  • Award for the Best Individual Performance at the International Academy Encounter Contest in 2015.   

Did you know…  

Laura loves painting in her spare time, she speaks Spanish, English and is learning French.

“I am inspired by every audience member that walks out of the theatre with a smile on their face, feeling like they’ve gone on a special journey with me. I aspire to inspire the younger generation and everyone to dance and enjoy ballet as much as I do."

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