Photos by Jeff Cravotta

Laura Whitby

Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Dancing Since: Age 4
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre: 1
Favorite local hangout: Smelly Cat Coffeehouse
If she weren’t dancing she’d be: A dietician 
She couldn’t live without: Chocolate

Laura Whitby received most of her ballet training with Susan Jaffe and Risa Kaplowitz in Princeton, NJ.  She joined Houston Ballet II in 2008, where she performed lead roles in Paquita, Les Sylphides and Stanton Welch's Fingerprints. She was as a ballet major at Indiana University from 2009-2011, where she performed the Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker, as well as principal roles in Antony Tudor’s Lilac Garden and Balanchine's Allegro Brillante, Glinka Pas de Trois, and Who Cares. She spent the 2011-2012 season with Colorado Ballet in their Studio Company. This is Laura’s first season with NCDT2.