Minneapolis Ballet Dancers

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Laura Janson

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Laura is a soloist with Continental Ballet Company based out of Bloomington Minnesota.  She has danced for Saint Paul Ballet, Metropolitan Ballet, Kats D, and is currently Co-Director of Cities Classical Dance Ensemble, a collaborative contemporary ballet company that provides professional dancers and choreographers an opportunity to create new works. Laura has trained on scholarship at Joffrey Ballet NYC and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Minnesota.  While in college, she was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Grant for choreography in conjunction with an internship with Shapiro and Smith Dance Company.

The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council also presented her with a grant for the production of L’Affaire de Ballet by Cities Classical Dance Ensemble. Laura’s work of original choreography, I Find No Peace, was performed in CCDE’s debut performance and was reviewed as, “simply, one of the most beautiful pieces of choreography I have ever seen – it deserves a long and celebrated life.”* – Ross Edwards. Laura teaches ballet and modern at multiple dance institutions and is also a certified yoga Instructor.