Laura Peterman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Ontario, Canada. She has trained with Catherine Kourkounakis, Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, and has an extensive background in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. She has attended summer intensives at Boston Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Chicago. Laura joined Ballet 5:8 as a trainee in 2015, and is currently an apprentice with the company. Over the past year she has had opportunities to substitute and assist several children's division classes at Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts, and is very excited to be joining the faculty this year and help others discover the joy of dance.