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Skidmore College
Dance Department
Laura Feig

Laura Feig Otto

lecturer

Office: Dance Center
Telephone: 518-580-6350
Fax: 518-580-8356
Email: lotto@skidmore.edu

A New York native, Laura Feig Otto trained at the Seiskaya Ballet Academy and later studied with Maggie Black. Laura began her career with the Atlanta Ballet under the direction of John McFall, where she spent ten years, becoming a principal dancer with the company. She has also performed as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, The National Ballet of Canada, BalletX, Chautauqua Ballet, and Ballet NY.

Most recently, Laura performed as an original Broadway cast member in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” and Christopher Wheeldon's "An American in Paris".  She has also toured the US, Canada, and Japan starring in Twyla Tharp's "Movin' Out" in the role of Judy.

Laura has danced principal roles in classics including Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and Don Quixote. She has performed leading roles in works by Julia Adam, George Balanchine, Val Canaparoli, Matthew Neenan, Michael Pink, Ben Stevenson, Christopher Wheeldon, and Lila York. Ms. Feig has had many roles created for her by choreographers including Justin Peck, Christopher Hampson, Edwaard Liang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Alexei Ratmansky, Margo Sappington and Stanton Welch.

Laura appeared in the Starz original series "Flesh and Bone" as a member of the company.

She has taught extensively throughout the US as a guest teacher and was a faculty member of the Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education and Ballet Mistress of the Peoria Ballet.