Birthplace 
Surrey, UK

Age started dancing
Three

Training
Karen Clarke Theatre School (Tracey Summerscales: 14 years) Susan Robinson School of Ballet (11 years) English National Ballet School (2 years)

English National Ballet
Joined 2009, First Soloist 2013, Principal 2016

Favourite roles
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake; Juliet (Romeo & Juliet)

Repertoire includes
Odette/Odile (Swan Lake); Giselle and Myrtha (Giselle); Medora and Gulnare (Le Corsaire); Clara/Sugar Plum (Nutcracker); Swanilda and Prayer (Coppélia); Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty); the pas de trois in Suite en blanc; Sprites and Gerda’s friends in The Snow Queen; Kylián’s Petite Mort; Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated; Medea in Yabin Wang’s M-Dao and Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings

Roles would love to dance
Kitri (Don Quixote); Gamzatti or Nikiya (La Bayadère)

Other info
Won the Joyce Percy Memorial Award; Stella Mann Award; Baines-Hewitt Award; Young Dancer of the Year 2007-2009 and Molly Lake Award.
Finalist for the 2011 Emerging Dancer Award and was nominated for the 2013 Emerging Dancer Competition, winning the People’s Choice Award.
In July 2013, Laurretta won the Gold Medal at the Beijing International Ballet Competition and for the second time won the 2015 People’s Choice Award 

Musical, crisp and perfectly controlled
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