Technique workshops for continuing education
Former professional ballet dancer and current Ballet Faculty at Project Ballet, Laura (Schlatter) Francis is a teacher, choreographer, and coach for students and dance professionals. Laura seeks to nurture dancers in their growth to becoming a whole person by inspiring, motivating, and encouraging positive life skills in and outside the studio. Laura danced professionally with the Chattanooga Ballet in Tennessee and as a Solo Artist with Ballet 5:8 in Chicago. She has also performed with the Montgomery Ballet, Zion Dance Project, and as a freelance performer and choreographer in the Midwest region. Laura holds 10+ years of experience as a dance instructor, including Ensemble Director and Studio Manager of Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts and Ballet Faculty at Project Ballet. Having danced with Restored to Glory as a child, Laura is excited to give back to a ministry that instilled in her a positive outlook on dance.