Lara Davis

Class: Intro to Ballet Barre
@lara_dances

Lara Davis has danced professionally with The Georgia Ballet, Watershed Dance Theatre, Dance Canvas, and Refuge Dance Company. She trained at the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance in Roswell, Georgia where she was a member of the student company, Roswell Dance Theatre (RDT), for 8 years. As a member of RDT, she received training in ballet, pointe, Horton and Graham modern, jazz, and contemporary. During the summers, she trained with American Ballet Theatre, The Rock School, Joffrey Ballet NYC, Joffrey Ballet South, Dance Canvas, METdance Houston, Point Park University, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, the National Choreography Intensive, and the 2012 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program as a Dance Major.

Lara also studied abroad in Russia with the Voronezh Ballet. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Georgia with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Dance Science and a minor in Dance. Her honors thesis explored the topic of Injury Prevention in Ballet Training. Lara has participated in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s Horton Teacher Training and Full Radius Dance’s Teacher Training, focusing on physically integrated dance (primarily dance using wheelchairs). Her choreography has been presented in a number of settings including for the stage and for film. Lara presented her piece “Escape” set on the dancers of the Roswell Dance Theatre at the 2013 Southeastern Regional Ballet Association Festival, and her choreography "Ode to my School Days" was presented at the Dance Canvas 10th Anniversary Performance (March 2018) at the Ferst Center for the Arts and at The Georgia Ballet’s “Dancers Up Close” performance (April 2018). Most recently, Lara choreographed for the Texas Tech University’s Scarlet Voce Choir’s “I Have a Voice” Choregie Film Production (December 2020). Lara is thrilled to be sharing her love of ballet at dance 101!