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Laura Tong

Laura grew up in a rural area of Northland, New Zealand, and has lived in Singapore and London. She started dancing at four when she began going along with her older sister to ballet and piano lessons. Laura studied with Maureen Ax, Philippa Campbell and Joye Lowe in New Zealand, then at the English National Ballet School from 1998 to 2000. Upon graduation Laura entered the English National Ballet before joining The Australian Ballet in 2004. Laura has danced a diverse repertoire since joining the company and particularly enjoys the challenge of roles that are both physically and artistically demandingShe has toured to New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Athens and Shanghai. Laura was promoted to soloist in 2009.

Repertoire highlights

  • Gamzatti in Stanton Welch's La Bayadère 2014
  • Baroness von Rothbart in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake 2014
  • Cigarette variation in Serge Lifar's Suite en blanc 2014, 2009
  • The Mistress in Kenneth MacMillan's Manon 2014, 2008
  • Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort 2014
  • Stepmother in Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella 2013
  • Guardian Swan in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake 2009
  • Streetdancer in Don Quixote 2013
  • Suzuki and Kate in Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly 2011
  • Stephen Baynes' Molto Vivace 2010
  • Nacho Duato's Por vos muero 2009


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2009

You may not know ...

Laura has three sisters; a scientist, a vet and an economist.



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