Laura grew up in a little hick town with more cows than people. It didn't have much dancing, and the only radio stations were country, rap, and country. However, she was always enchanted by the classical CDs her parents had and danced around the living room constantly.
She bumped into Lindy Hop, Swing, and Jazz in San Antonio while at Trinity University in 2001. She learned her first swingout from Mike Lenneville and Lani Steffens and, since then, has been dedicating every spare moment (and dollar) to learning more about this amazing dance.
Now, she travels constantly to teach and compete -- attending almost every major event in the country. She has taught in Canada, France, Spain, Estonia, Australia, New Zealand and throughout the US. She is very gratefull to the Austin scene for being a wonderful dance home, and tries to give back by serving on the board, organizing outings, and contributing in other ways.
For a list of acheivements, visit www.mikeandlauralindy.com