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Laura Tisserand is from Hammond, Louisiana. She trained with Phoebe Brantley in Baton Rouge, Joseph Giacobbe and Richard Rholdon in New Orleans, and on scholarship at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2003 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2004 and soloist in 2010.
Ms. Tisserand has performed as a guest artist with Lafayette Ballet Theatre.
George Balanchine's Apollo, Coppélia (Discord and War, Prayer), Diamonds, Prodigal Son, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Divertissement pas de deux, Titania), Rubies, Serenade, and Symphony in C; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Myrtha, Bathilde); David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin; Ulysses Dove's Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven and Red Angels; William Forsythe's One Flat Thing, reproduced; Paul Gibson’s The Piano Dance; Ronald Hynd's The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy); Jiri Kylian's Petite Mort; Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Cylindrical Shadows; Mark Morris’ Pacific; Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote (Juanita, Queen of the Dryads); Brian Reeder's Lost Language of the Flight Attendant; Jerome Robbins' In the Night, Glass Pieces, and West Side Story Suite (Rosalia); Kent Stowell's Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Godmother), Nutcracker (Clara, Flora, Peacock), Silver Lining, and Swan Lake (Black Swan pas de deux); Susan Stroman's TAKE FIVE...More or Less; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Variations Sérieuses (Ballerina).
Originated Leading Roles: Benjamin Millepied's 3 Movements.
George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco, The Four Temperaments, and La Valse; Trisha Brown's Spanish Dance; Kent Stowell's Hail to the Conquering Hero; and Richard Tanner's Ancient Airs and Dances.
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