Laura O'Malley was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. She has danced with Boston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Post:Ballet, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Among the leading dramatic roles performed by Laura were Giselle in Giselle, the sylph in La Sylphide, Olga in John Cranko’s Onegin, Lulu in Christian Spuck’s Lulu, Olympia in John Neumier’s Lady of the Camelias, Ophelia in Kevin O’Day’s Hamlet, and Nadia in Mauro Bigonzetti’s i Fratelli. In addition, she created works with many contemporary choreographers and performed leading roles in notable pieces from William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Wayne McGregor, Jorma Elo, Marco Goecke, Douglas Lee, Hans Van Manen, Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, Sharon Eyal, Azure Barton, Robert Dekkers, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Danielle Rowe.

Laura currently teaches and choreographs for Lines ballet's training program, and has been a guest teacher with Festival Ballet Providence, Ballet Arizona, and Walnut Hill School for the Arts.