Laura Harrell, from Sugar Land, TX, holds a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Sam Houston State University. While attending SHSU, she has studied under Andy and Dionne Noble, Dr. Cindy Gratz, Dana Nicolay, Jennifer Pontius, Erin Reck, Jonathan Charles, Tiffany Nirider, Melissa Wynn, and Kista Tucker.

Laura served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant where she assisted with Choreography (I,III, IV), and taught Introduction to Ballet, Introduction to Modern, Jazz I, and Jazz II. She
is currently teaching as a Dance Adjunct Faculty at Lone Star College (North Harris) where she is teaching Modern, Ballet, and Dance Appreciation.

She has presented choreography at SHSU, Dance Gathering at the Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, the 2012 Houston Fringe Festival Anything Goes Weekend at the Frenetic Theater, and
Venturing Out… To Where it all Began at the Houston Met Studio. This spring she presented “Milestones & Monuments” at the American College Dance Festival, South-Central Conference. With over 40 works adjudicated, she was 1 out of 11 chosen to perform at the Gala performance. Laura was recently awarded the SHSU Dance Graduate

Student Outstanding Choreography Award. Next on the agenda for Laura is traveling to New York City this October and participating in the Dance Gallery Festival will she will
be presenting work at the Ailey Citigroup Theater.