Laura C. Centrella Greenwell is a classical ballet teacher and freelance writer in the Twin Cities. Laura danced with the St. Paul Ballet company, served as School Director, and is currently working in the private sector in communications and administration. Laura is an American Ballet Theatre® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level Seven of the ABT® National Training Curriculum, as well as a recent Project Plie teacher. She was originally trained in classical dance from Ballet Arts Minnesota. She continued her studies with the Butler Ballet at Butler University, where she received a B.A. in Journalism and a Minor in Dance. For more than fifteen years she has been teaching ballet, pointe, and character, and has created classical and contemporary ballet works for students and professionals.