Laura Prada, BSc, ARAD, RAD Adv. Teaching Diploma
Laura has been a faculty member at the Carousel Dance Centre for more than 30 years. After completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in dance at the University of Waterloo, Laura went on to pursue her teaching certification with the Royal Academy of Dance. Laura holds her Advanced teaching certificate with the RAD and specializes in teaching upper level ballet classes. Laura has taught and entered several students for the RAD Advanced 2 exam and has also entered students for the Solo Seal Examination, which is the highest of examination levels and is only pursued by a handful of students in Canada each year. In addition to her specialty teaching Advanced ballet levels, Laura is very interested in Carousel's Dance for EveryBODY program and has been working on establishing both a program for adult students with disabilities and a section of dance company for teens with disabilities. Laura's dedication to providing dance opportunities for individuals with disabilities led to her being nominated for Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region's 1st Annual Inclusion Award in 2011.