Laura Tong

Laura Tong

Guest Teacher

Born in the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand, Laura’s journey in the world of ballet began with a leap of passion that eventually led her to grace the stages of prestigious ballet companies across the globe.

In the year 2000, Laura embarked on her professional ballet career by joining the renowned English National Ballet in London as a corps de ballet member. Her dedication and talent quickly propelled her through the ranks, setting the stage for a remarkable trajectory in the world of dance.

In 2004, Laura found her artistic home with The Australian Ballet, where she flourished as a dancer. Over the years, her artistry and commitment garnered recognition, culminating in her elevation to the esteemed position of Soloist in 2009. That same year, Laura’s exceptional talent earned her a nomination for the prestigious Telstra Ballet Dancer of The Year Award, a testament to her extraordinary contributions to the art form.

Throughout her illustrious career, Laura’s versatility as an artist shone brightly as she embraced a diverse range of classical and contemporary repertoire. From captivating audiences with her portrayal of the Baroness in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake to embodying the fiery spirit of the Streetdancer in Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, Laura’s performances exuded elegance, strength, and artistry.

In 2016, following the joyous arrival of her second child, Laura gracefully transitioned from the stage to the studio, embarking on a new chapter as a ballet instructor. Armed with a Bachelor in Business Studies from Monash University and a Diploma in Benesh Movement Notation, the universal language for writing dance, Laura brings a unique blend of artistic insight and academic rigor to her teaching practice.

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