Laura Halzack

Class of 1999; Elected 2008

Laura trained, as a high school student, in the School of the Hartford Ballet’s pre-professional program and upon graduation attended the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2003 with a B.A. in History from the University of New Hampshire.  Laura furthered her dance studies at the Hartt School, University of Hartford, and at the Taylor School in New York City from2004 to 2006.  In 2006 she was chosen from over 300 applicants for the one opening in the world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company and Syren Modern Dance.  In 2007, she was nominated for the Princess Grace Award, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the field of dance, and is a two time recipient of American Dance Awards Young Choreographer of the Year Award.