LAURA PERICH VILLASMIL (Apprentice) was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela where she began training at the age of 3. 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, she joined Texas Ballet Theater’s Studio Training Company under the direction of Kathy Warakomsky-Li. In 2021, Laura joined Ballet Hispánico’s Pa’Lante Scholars Program as part of the inaugural cohort where she had the opportunity to be a guest artist with the main company for Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa’s “Doña-Perón”. Laura also had the privilege to attend the COMPLEXIONS Trainee Program in the summer of 2023. This is Laura’s first season with Complexions Contemporary Ballet.