Laura Halzack grew up in Suffield, Connecticut and began her dance training at the age of four with Brenda Barna. She furthered her training at The School of the Hartford Ballet and studied at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in History from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. She then studied at the Hartt School and at The Taylor School before joining the Paul Taylor Dance Company 2006. During her 13 year tenure in the Paul Taylor Dance Company Mr. Taylor created 16 works on Ms. Halzack, and cast her in 67 of his other works, in over 80 different roles. Ms. Halzack has also performed with the Amy Marshall Dance Company, Syren Modern Dance, in Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels, and in the original works of Larry Keigwin, Doug Elkins, Lila York, Doug Varone, Bryan Arias, Margie Gillis, and Pam Tanowitz. Dance Magazine has highlighted Ms.Halzack in its “On the Rise” and “Behind the Curtain” series, and featured her on its February 2018 cover. Recently retired from PTDC, Ms. Halzack is now a freelance dancer, teacher at the Taylor School, a collaborating artist with @studiothreeny, and a co-founder of the Asbury Park Dance Festival.