Born in Havanna, Cuba, Laura started Flamenco dancing at 6 years old. As a little girl, she loved music, and would always try to dance along to a melody. Laura began her ballet journey at the age of 7 at the Alejo Carpentier Elemental Ballet School and then continued her study at the Fernando Alonso National Ballet School. She joined The Cuban National Ballet in 2015 before moving to Australia to join Queensland Ballet as a Company Artist in 2016.
- Cloudland Pas de Deux
- “Myrtha” Queen of the Wilies in Giselle
- “Ballerina” in Harald Lander’s Etudes
- "Snow Queen" in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker
- "Kingdom of the shades solo #2" in Greg Horsman’s La Bayadere
- "Don Quixote" Pas de Deux
- "Sugar Plum Fairy" in Ben Stevensons’s The Nutcracker
- 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’s mother is from Ukraine, making her half Ukrainian. She can speak Spanish, English, and French.
“Dancing is a difficult career but can be extremely rewarding. Be focused and consistent with your training and leave your ego outside the studio. Attitude and hard work will get you further then just technique! Make sure to always warm up your body before class or rehearsals to be able to have a longer career and never compare yourself to others! Always try to be a little bit better every day! Above all, when it gets hard don’t give up, because nothing good ever comes easy!”