Laurel trained at the Doreen Bird’s College in Sidcup. Upon graduation, she danced professionally on TV, in pantomimes, and summer seasons.
Upon retiring from dancing, Laurel continued her career and trained as a teacher. She is a Licentiate of the ISTD in modern dance. Laurel specialises in ISTD Vocation examinations which are accredited by Ofqual up to and including Advanced 2.