Laura McCarthy, DFCCA, is a Permanent Examiner, past Scholarship Chair and Recording Secretary of the National Executive Board of the Cecchetti Council of America. She holds her Teacher’s Diploma Fellow Certification, and in 2007, received the prestigious Sylvia Hamer Scholarship award to study ballet abroad. Laura trained and performed at Boston Ballet under E. Virginia Williams. She received her teacher training in the Cecchetti Method with Nancy Giles, FCCA, and Marjorie Randazzo, DFCCA. Other significant influences in her training have been Arlene Ashton Hay, Margaret Craske, and Anthony Randazzo, as well as Master teachers at the Cecchetti International Teacher Seminars.After moving to Florida in 2016, Laura became the Chairperson of the CCA Florida Committee, and is currently coaching teachers in the Florida area. Laura continues to teach at Teacher Refreshers, Ballet Seminars, Workshops, and at the Cecchetti International Summer School programs held in Holland, MI. Most recently, Laura collaborated with Leslie Wood, FCCA, to produce four Teacher Training DVDs for the Cecchetti Council of America. These DVDs follow closely the 2009 CCA Teacher Reference Guide for levels I-IV. It was a work to be shared with others that have a passion to teach and carry on the method of Maestro Cecchetti.