Toscana Strings introduce the string family to the audience and the concept of ballet.
The origins of a nutcracker is explained to the audience before the story starts and then everyone is taught a few dance moves which accompany the Waltz of the Snowflakes.
Toscana Strings and Laura perform this abridged version of The Nutcracker, inviting the audience to join in during the Waltz of the Snowflakes.
Laura dances the parts of Clara and the Sugar Plug Fairy during this production.
Please note this version of The Nutcracker is orchestrated for string quintet
Stories Set To Music with Dance
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Laura started dancing at the age of eight at a local dance school in the United Kingdom. Taking part in various productions and youth dance performances her love of performing became undeniable. At the age of 16, she was awarded a full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School in London. During her time at RBS, she was frequently chosen to perform with The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and also with Birmingham Royal Ballet for their UK tours. She was offered a contract to join Birmingham Royal Ballet at age 18.
During her 20-year professional career with Birmingham Royal Ballet, she performed in a variety of ballets, dance festivals, and galas in prestigious international venues around the world. Regularly performing in Tokyo, Beijing, New York, and London. She also had two daughters while continuing to progress and reach the rank of Soloist.