Laura Paulsell is a Southern California based yoga instructor, musician and Reiki practitioner, originally from St. Louis. Laura joined the cast of A Christmas Carol during the inaugural production in 2014. Previous Lyceum roles include, Diana (Lend Me a Tenor), Cassie (Rumors), as well as joining the pit orchestra on violin for 7 of the summer musicals. For 5 years, Laura toured throughout the Midwest with the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis: Education Tour, bringing Shakespeare to school children. Also having a great passion for music, she plays the Japanese Taiko Drums, the ocarina, and the violin for 28 years. (Wish her violin a happy birthday, as it turns 60 this year!) In November, Laura graduated as a 500-hour registered yoga teacher from the Kula Kamala Ashram & Yoga Foundation under the guidance of Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati and is currently applying to Graduate level education to continue with academic yoga studies.