Lara Tong is a member of New York City Ballet's corps de ballet. She was born in Huntington Beach, California and began her dance training at the age of nine with the Palos Verdes Ballet. She later attended the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summers of 2003, 2004, and 2005 and enrolled full time in the fall of 2005. She also attended summer programs at San Francisco Ballet in 2006 and Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2007. In 2009, Ms. Tong became an apprentice with NYCB, and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in August 2010.
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