Laura Bahr grew up in Glenwood Springs and began dancing at the age of three. Her very first class was right here at The Center for the Arts with Maurine Taufer! Laura attended California State University at Long Beach. Throughout school Laura continued her dance training in ballet, jazz, tap, modern and lyrical dance. She attended numerous festivals and intensives in Vail and Boulder. Her ballet training was primarily through the Royal Academy of Dance, where she participated in annual examinations and received the highest excellence rating each year. Laura continued dancing and performing throughout college, and also began teaching beginning through advanced dance classes. Laura is honored to be teaching here at The Center for The Arts and hopes to instill a strong foundation and lifelong love of dance in those she teaches. In addition, she feels dance brings self-expression, confidence, grace and discipline to our youth.