Laura Tong

Teacher

Laura was born in New Zealand and in 2000 joined the English National Ballet in London as a corps de ballet member.

Laura joined The Australian Ballet in 2004, rising to the rank of Soloist in 2009, the same year she was  nominated for the prestigious Telstra Ballet Dancer of The Year Award.

Laura’s versatility as an artist has seen her dance a wide variety of classical and contemporary repertoire, including performances as:  Baroness in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, Gamzatti in La Bayadere, Cigarette variation in Suite en Blanc, Mistress in Sir Kenneth Macmillan’s Manon,  Jiri Kylian’s Petite Mort,  Stepmother in Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella and Streetdancer in Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote.

Laura retired from The Australian Ballet in 2016 following the birth of her second child and has completed a Bachelor in Business Studies from Monash University and has a Diploma in Benesh Movement Notation, the universal language for writing dance.

Some of Works

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