Laura grew up in a little hick town with more cows than people. It didn’t have much dancing, and the only radio stations were country, rap and country. However, she was always enchanted by the classical CDs her parents had and danced around the living room constantly.
In 2001, she bumped into Lindy Hop, Swing, and Jazz in San Antonio while at Trinity University. She learned her first swingout from Mike Lenneville and Lani Steffens and since then, has been dedicating every spare moment (and dollar) to learning more about this amazing dance. She has taught in Canada, France, Estonia, Australia, New Zealand and throughout the US.
Currently, Laura shares a teaching company, The Lindy Project with Mike and Scott Angelius, where they teach Lindy and Charleston to the Austin locals. She goes out to dance most nights of the week, and pimps Austin out to whoever will listen (you should definitely come and visit, by the way).