Laura Pempkowski is excited to return as a dancer and choreographer for her fourth season with DanceWorks Boston! Laura is originally from the Philadelphia area and has been dancing since age four. By age twelve, Laura began competing regionally in hip-hop with Zero Gravity Dance Company and Edge Dance Company in Jenkintown, PA. Throughout middle and high school, Laura also performed musical theater in local productions of Bye Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls, Footloose, and Anything Goes. As a volunteer, Laura helped to choreograph for a local school performance of High School Musical. While completing both undergraduate and graduate studies in Physical Therapy at Northeastern University, Laura continued to dance with Kinematix Dance Troupe, No Limits Dance Crew, and also choreographed hip-hop pieces for the Northeastern University Dance Company. Laura has collaborated with long time friend, Angela D’Ercole to create inspired pieces since DWB Season 13. Laura has her doctorate degree and works as a sports medicine physical therapist in Cambridge, MA. As a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science, Laura specializes in treating dance and performing arts related injuries. In addition to dance, Laura enjoys crafting and hiking.