Laura Morton a Maryville, TN native was trained under her mother’s direction, Amy Morton Vaughn, at Van Metre School of Dance and as a member of the Appalachian Ballet Company. Laura was a scholarship recipient and studied at many summer intensives including Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Chautauqua Institute of Dance, and Atlanta Ballet. At age 16, she trained with the Houston Ballet Academy where she completed her high school studies online. In 2014, she joined Atlanta Ballet’s second company and in 2016 was promoted to an apprentice. In her professional experience with Atlanta Ballet, Laura had the honor of performing ‘Carabosse’ in John McFall’s Sleeping Beauty. She was also featured in celebrated choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Liam Scarlett, George Balanchine, David Bentley, Helen Pickett, and Gemma Bond. In 2017, she also had the opportunity to perform the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ in Appalachian Ballet Company’s, The Nutcracker. Laura joined Terminus as a protégé in January 2018 and is honored to be continuing her professional career working alongside such artistic influences.
Photos by: Richard Calmes