Originally from the Midwest, Laura Dunlop trained at the School of Ballet Chicago and received her degree from Indiana University’s School of Music’s Ballet Department.  While at Indiana University, she studied under renowned faculty Violette Verdy, Jacques Casbron, Virginia Cesbron, and Leslie Peck.

Ms. Dunlop spent summers dancing with a number of programs: Chautauqua Ballet Company, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory, and the Joffrey Ballet.

Ms. Dunlop is previous company member with Cincinnati Ballet, Washington Ballet, San Diego Ballet, and Company C, a contemporary ballet company in the San Francisco Bay area.