Laurel Martyn (born Laurel Gill, 23 July 1916 – 16 October 2013) was an Australian ballerina.In 1933, she left Australia for England and studied with Phyllis Bedells. In 1934 she won a choreographic scholarship from the Association of Operatic Dancing (later the Royal Academy of Dance) for Exile, her first composition. In 1935 she became the second Australian to win the Adeline Genée Gold Medal. Martyn joined the Vic-Wells Ballet (later Sadler's Wells) in December 1935, the first Australian woman to be accepted into the company. By 1938, she was a soloist. That same year, she returned to Australia and became a dance teacher. She joined Edouard Borovansky's eponymous ballet corps in 1940 and remained until her marriage to Lloyd Lawton in 1945.
|Alias (AKA)||Gill Laurel|
|Birth date||July 23, 1916|
|Birth name||Laurel Gill|
|Date of death||October 16, 2013|