Laura Perich Villasmil
Laura Perich Villasmil was born in Venezuela where she began training with Marisela Riera at the Academia Sol Centro de Arte. She then moved to Houston, Texas where she continued her training with Catriona Steel at Allegro West Academy of Dance. While in Houston she completed The Royal Academy of Dance Ballet exams and received Distinctions all throughout her training. After graduating High School, she joined Texas Ballet Theater’s Studio Training Company under the direction of Kathy Warakomsky-Li. She then joined Ballet Hispánico’s Pa’Lante Scholars: Professional Studies Program under the direction of Rodney Hamilton. Laura has had the opportunity to work with artists such as Annabel Lopez-Ochoa, Tsai-Hsi Hung, Juan Rodriguez, Ben Stevenson, Kiki Lucas, Suzi Taylor, Joe Lanteri, Vincent Hardy, and Andre Silva.