Laura Saxon Jones
Australian born, Laura Saxon Jones began dancing at the age of 6
with Christine Atkinson - the Ballet Class, Sydney. With dual
nationality, Laura came to New Zealand in 2011 to further her
training at the New Zealand School of Dance.
In the NZSD's graduation programme, Laura was chosen to dance
Violette Verdy's role in Balanchine's Emeralds (staged by
Diana White). Capital Times wrote - 'excerpts of Balanchine's
sparkling Emeralds was fluidly danced by all, but
especially Laura Jones. This elegant dancer has a lovely, unforced
technique and personality that should take her far.'
In her second year of training at the school, Laura toured with
the RNZB in Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg's new production of
Giselle. Laura was awarded the 2012 Todd Scholarship and
joins the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2013.