Lara Ebell was born in Madrid, Spain, and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She started dancing at the age of three, and has done most of her training under the direction of German and Valentina Zamuel and Marina Oreshkevich, among others, with emphasis on ballet, contemporary, and character dance. After battling chronic injuries for many years, she has finally been able to step into the professional dance world this year, joining Pandora Ballet Company in NYC as a soloist for several months. She has a passion for changing the world and inspiring others to follow their dreams, and is grateful for the opportunity to dance with Roanoke Ballet Theatre this season!