Laurie Metzger Petrausch, M.S.

Writer, Classical Ballet Instructor, and Garden Manager in Forchheim, Germany

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After spending more than a decade as a professional ballerina and ballet instructor, in the USA, Laurie pursued a master's degree in Horticulture and Garden management. Now a free-lance writer living in Northern Bavaria, Germany, she brings an international perspective to everything that she does.

From copywriting and publishing articles to her personal blog, she's sharing perspective and insight through stories of food, plants and culture.

Since relocating to Franconia (the northern part of Bavaria) she has given numerous talks about the management of historic and aging tree collections, in the USA and in Europe. She is available as a consultant to institutions interested in creating comprehensive management plans for their tree collections.

Available to give classical ballet instruction through master classes, she teaches ballet in the region and is a member of the Tanz Zentrale de Region Nuremburg.

  • Work
    • Public Garden Management
  • Education
    • M.S. Public Horticulture Longwood Gardens and U. of Delaware, USA
    • Certificate in Museum Studies U. of Delaware, USA
    • B.S. Ballet and English Indiana University, USA
    • Ballet Pedagogy Training Washington School of Ballet