Dance alumna Laura Dearman has recently joined Neville Dance Theatre in New York City after a September 1 audition. Founded in 2005 by Brenda R. Neville, the Manhattan-based company presents annual fall seasons in New York City, as well as curated and festival performances throughout the year. In November, the Neville Dance Theatre will perform with the (Paul Taylor American Dance) Taylor 2 Company.
Laura graduated in May 2018 with a B.A. in Dance and the Professional Training Certificate offered by UNC Charlotte in partnership with Charlotte Ballet. While a student here, she took advantage of a wide range of dance experiences. "At UNC Charlotte, our personal strengths are recognized, and we are encouraged to become artists, not just performers," she said. "Being in this culturally rich environment has expanded my horizons in ways I never would have imagined!" Laura has also accepted a teaching position at Midtown Movement and Dance in New York.