Originally hailing from Brisbane, Queensland, Laura Greenhalgh’s passion for theatre and performing stems back to when she began training at The Fame Theatre Company and Talent Agency at age 7. Whilst involved with this company, she was given the opportunity to perform in end-of-term productions, school holiday fairy-tale pantomimes and to tour regional Queensland with in school Christmas productions such as “Where in the World Is Christmas” and “A Frosty Christmas.” Throughout the 9 years that Laura was pursuing a love of live theatre, she was simultaneously training and competing at a state and national level in Irish Dancing at the Queensland Irish Association.
In 2009 she was provided her first opportunity to perform at The Queensland Performing Arts Centre in the children’s ensemble of Harvest Rain’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” This production played to sold out audiences for a scheduled season, followed by a return season. It was this experience that only solidified for Laura that she was ready to chase her theatre dreams professionally. In her final year of senior schooling she auditioned for the University of Ballarat Arts Academy (Bachelor of Arts: Music Theatre) program and was granted an acceptance letter upon graduating year 12 in 2010, commencing her tertiary degree at the beginning of 2011.
In her 3 years at the Arts Academy, Laura performed in “One Hot Australian Summer”, “Sing Happy: a Kander and Ebb scene study”, “A Little Touch of Chaos”, “Parade”, a self-devised cabaret, “Once Upon a…” and “42nd Street” which was a personal highlight.
Post-graduation, Laura moved to Melbourne to immerse herself into all things theatrical and was fortunate enough to land her first professional gig in June of 2014 as part of the Perform Educational Musical’s team, touring “Worlds Apart” to Victorian primary schools. From there she found great joy in freelancing in children’s theatre/entertainment for The Entertainment Store and she booked her first international contract at the beginning of 2015 at Universal Studios Singapore. After 13 months as one of the “Mel’s Dinettes” she returned to her family at Echelon Productions this time touring “Fair Dinkum” around schools in Queensland in August, 2016.