Laura McElhaney began her dance training at the age of three at the Russell School of ballet and began her tap training at the age of five. Laura danced with The Fairfax Ballet Junior and Senior companies all through Middle and High School and has enjoyed many roles during those years. During college Laura continued to dance at Russell School when home on breaks and for the summer and has worked as a member of the stage crew for both Nutcracker and the Spring shows since her graduation. Laura most recently performed in the 2013 Nutcracker as the Mouse King. Laura graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Computer Science and when not dancing or teaching at the Russell School works as a Software Engineer.
Laura teaches tap.