Studio Six always has and always will be a huge part of Laura’s life. Starting at the age of 5 she trained under Jan Anton at Studio Six whilst also attending the Italia Conti stage school in London from the age of 12. At age 16 Laura went on to the prestigious Performers Dance college under the direction of Brian Rogers and graduated after 3 years with her ISTD Associate Modern and Tap. Laura was fortunate enough to spend the next 5 years working as a professional dancer/singer and below lists some of the many jobs she experienced:
3 years of Performers College shows (at Piccadilly and Her Majesty’s Theatres).» Various charity galas at the Savoy/London Palladium/Grosvenor House hotel .» Hans Klok magic tour – dancer touring Germany and Holland.» Charity ball at Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York.» Dancer/singer in Saturday Night Fever tribute act touring Majorca/Menorca. » Dancer for Jimmy Somerville at Stonewalls 10th anniversary ‘equality show’ alongside George Michael, Elton John, Boy George at the Royal Albert Hall.» Principal dancer/understudy for various pantos in the UK for Spillers Productions, UK Productions, Kevin Wood and Qdos.» Fairy Bow Bells in Community Theatre Project production of Dick Whittington at the Leas Cliff Hall. TV»An Audience with Barbara Windsor – backing dancer for Englebert Humperdink» Ian Wright show – backing dancer for Lionel Ritchie» Brian Conley show» Wetten Das, Germany – backing dancer with Hans Klok working with Madonna and the Backstreet Boys» Cystic fibrosis awards on Sky One – backing dancer for Heather Small» Advert for T-Mobile on Sky One
As well as being a full time teacher at Studio six Laura is also a freelance choreographer and has choreographed over 25 pantomimes/amateur theatre productions in Folkestone. She is first aid trained, CRB/DBS checked and a licensed chaperone with KCC. Laura is a fully qualified registered teacher with the British Theatre Dance Association and hopes to be an examiner in the near future. Laura feels very lucky to have such an amazing job with so many fantastic students. She is very proud of what the school have achieved and More than anything is very passionate and enjoys passing on her valuable experiences and knowledge of the industry onto students to help provide them with the best dance and theatre training she possibly can.