Laura Whitby

    Laura Whitby, a New Jersey native, received the bulk of her dance training with Susan Jaffe and Risa Kaplowitz at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio. She continued her training at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy before joining Houston Ballet II in 2008. She also spent seasons with Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company and Charlotte Ballet II. While with these second companies, she performed acclaimed contemporary and classical works alongside the main companies. In 2014, she graduated from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelors of Science in Ballet, with an Outside Field in Applied Health Science and a Minor in Spanish. At IU, she studied under Violette Verdy and performed principal roles in multiple Balanchine ballets. Upon graduating, Whitby danced with the Sacramento Ballet for three seasons. Alongside her dance career, she has taught ballet at various dance academies around the country, working with students of all ages and abilities. Laura is also a Certified Pilates Instructor and is currently in school to become a Physical Therapist Assistant.


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