Laura Hidalgo was born in Argentina. At age 13 she moved to France to complete her training at L’Institute Superieur d’Art Bordeaux, France. During her training she won numerous international competitions including Grand Prix at the International Ballet Festival of Havana, Cuba, Gold Medal at the Luxembourg International Competition. Gold Medal and Best Artist Award at the Varna International competition, Bulgaria.
After completing her training Laura joined American Ballet Theatre in New York in 2002 where she stayed for four years. She relocated in Europe in 2006 where she worked in companies such as Het National Ballet, Staatstheater Nurnberg before joining the Royal Ballet of Flanders as a principal dancer in 2010. During her time in Belgium she was also a principal guest artist with the Slovenian National Ballet. Laura has been a principal artist with Queensland Ballet since 2015.
Laura has worked with highly acclaimed choreographers such as, Wayne McGregor, David Dawson, William Forsyth, Marcia Haydee, Alexander Ekman, Cynthia Harvey and Liam Scarlett.
Her highlights include: Tatiana in Cranko’s Onegin, Juliet in McMillan Romeo & Juliet, Mateuille in Dangerous Liaisons and Firebird by Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon’s After the rain, Artifact and In the Middle by William Forsyth.