Corps de Ballet
Laura Bowman began dancing at age three in Raleigh, NC. She trained with the Raleigh School of Ballet, where she studied under Ann Vorus and Mary LeGere, a former Pennsylvania Ballet soloist. Her training was supplemented by summer intensives with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and Houston Ballet School. Ms. Bowman also had the opportunity to perform Rubies from Jewels with Carolina Ballet, under the direction of former Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Robert Weiss. During the 2000-2001 Season, Ms. Bowman attended The Rock School for Dance Education under full scholarship, and performed in Pennsylvania Ballet's productions of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™, The Taming of the Shrew, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Ms. Bowman became an Apprentice with Pennsylvania Ballet in August 2001 and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in September 2003. Since joining the Company, she has danced the principal role in Agnes de Mille's Rodeo and has been featured in Peter Martins' Barber Violin Concerto, the world premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake, Margo Sappington's Rodin, Mis En Vie, Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs, George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Raymonda Variations (Variation II), Kevin O'day's Quartet for IV, Paul Taylor's Company B, Matthew Neenan's 11:11 and Penumbra, Jerome Robbins' N.Y Export: Opus Jazz, and William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. In 2012, Ms. Bowman was named to the faculty of The School of Pennsylvania Ballet.