Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra – Team Leader

Laura HeathLaura first joined Altitude in December 2014, and is returning again to work on our Music Camp for her second year as a Team Leader.

Originally born in Hong Kong but growing up in West London, Laura studied for a BSc in ‘Sports Conditioning and Coaching’ at University of West England and went on to become a snowboard instructor in Verbier in 2009, and has taught ever since across Italy, Canada and Switzerland. Laura returned to Verbier in 2014, not only for the mountain terrain but also complete the same qualification, this time on skis.

During the off peak winter season Laura works in Switzerland co-ordinating and instructing OED (Outdoor Education) with international students from all over the world ranging between 8-18 years of age. Laura also works in Asia for just under 2 months of the year again with international students that come to provide service work to the local communities.

“I love passing on new skills to the children, giving them a sense of independence and providing them with an opportunity to explore the world and what it has to offer.”

When she’s not working, Laura enjoys bike touring, climbing, exploring new places, camping and meeting new people.

“I am very much looking forward to my summer in Verbier, meeting new groups of children from all over the world, sharing my passion for the mountains and teaching them what I know.”