Laura Biernacki

Laura Biernacki, from Vernon Hills, Illinois, began dancing at the age of five. She started her training at Dance Academy of Libertyville in Libertyville, IL, and then at Adali E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL. She graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a Sociology minor in 2017. Laura is also a certified teacher in Progressing Ballet Technique founded by Marie Walton-Mahon. She has had the pleasure to choreograph dances for Adali E. Stevenson High School’s Melangé and Concert Dance Companies while being a member of each of those ensembles. While performing with those companies, Laura had the privilege to have worked with Liz Lerman and her Critical Response Process to enhance her dance, “It’s Not Goodbye, I’ll See You Later.” She was then awarded Outstanding Senior in Dance and the Prominent Patriot Award for her efforts during that process. While at WMU, she has had the honor of performing works by Marlo Martin, Lindsay Thomas and Lew Christensen. Other performance credits include works by Randy Duncan, Autumn Eckman, Isabele Elefson, and Paula David.