Laura Tye

Ballet Tutor

Laura Tye, previously Laura Purkiss is a Soloist Dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Laura started dancing at the age of 8 at a local dance school in Eastleigh, United Kingdom. Taking part in various productions and youth dance performances her love of performing became undeniable. At the age of 16, she was awarded a full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School in London. During her time at RBS, Laura was frequently chosen to perform with The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and also with Birmingham Royal Ballet for their UK tours. Laura was offered a contract to join Birmingham Royal Ballet at age 18.

During her 21 year professional career with Birmingham Royal Ballet, she performed in a variety of ballets, dance festivals, and galas in prestigious international venues around the world. Regularly performing in Tokyo, Bejing, New York, and London.

As a senior dancer, Laura has always enjoyed mentoring and encouraging younger dancers to achieve their potential and enjoyed choreographing for Companies such as Pandora Jewellery and Selfridges.

A highlight of Laura’s career was being asked to join forces with Channel 4, Youth at Risk, and the local authorities of Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton on an 18- month project that combined ballet and fitness, personal development training and life coaching to enable young people from troubled backgrounds to develop skills that will help in enhancing their lives. This was captured on film and translated into a four-part series.

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