Laura Gilbert hails from Woodstock, MD, where she began dancing at the far-too-old-if-you-want-to-become-a-professional age of 13. Her mom signed her up for ballet classes at the Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland, mostly in an attempt to drain some of Laura's anxious energy. Lo and behold, it led Laura to attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and graduate with a BFA in dance, a minor in creative writing and, perhaps most valuable, a kindred spirit in Phoebe Rose Sandford. During college, Laura became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, and upon her return created the dance work Amelia Earhart Never Existed. Since graduation, Laura has danced for Patricia Hoffbauer and RedCurrant Collective on the east coast, and trained with Alex Ketley, Christian Burns, Summer Lee Rhatigan, and Alessio Silvestrin on the west coast. She was accepted into HB Studios' Hagen Summer Intensive, where she studied acting with Edward Morehouse and movement with Danyon Davis. She spent two months in Waithaka, Kenya, teaching English, movement, and music and, most recently, taught contemporary dance, improvisation, and composition at the Peabody Preparatory school in Baltimore, MD. Although Laura considers any time she spends with Phoebe an artistic collaboration (such as the time they invented a recipe for a dessert that ended up completely inedible, which they recall with deep affection), she began working with Copy That Dance in the spring of 2017, and has not been this delighted to be in a studio since that time in college when she and Phoebe got to ballet class early and jumped around while listening to South Park Christmas carols. Phoebe denies such an event. Laura currently serves Copy That Dance as Emotional Advisor.