Laura WrightDAMPA Conservatory Academic Program Director

    Laura is an experienced educator with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Spanish and Advertising as well as a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University in Secondary Education. Besides teaching Spanish at Highland Park High School as well as working as an independent teacher and tutor of Spanish, Laura has also guided her teenage daughter, Kristen, through her own online schooling so that she could pursue her dream of dancing professionally. After dancing with The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Kristen is now a Presidential Scholar at the University of Miami. Laura also has a son Drew who is a senior at Highland Park High School and a daughter Tessa who is in 8th grade at Highland Park Middle School. In addition, Laura co produced a successful reality TV show, Horseplayers, and has an eye for talent and casting.