Originally from Edmonton, Lauren currently is a freelance dance artist and dance educator based out of Vancouver. Most recently, Lauren danced with the Performance Research Project led by Lesley Telford providing her to work with local artists such as Serge Bennathan, Vanessa Goodman, David Raymond, Noam Gagnon, Idan Cohen, as well as Lesley Telford. Lauren has professionally performed with Citie Ballet (now Ballet Edmonton) where new works were choreographed on her by acclaimed and emerging choreographers such as Francois Chevennement, Heather Myers, Alysa Pires, and Jorden Morris.
In her hometown, Lauren began her studies in many styles including ballet, tap, jazz, modern and contemporary dance at the Art of Dance. Lauren completed her ballet, tap and modern examinations through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). Additionally, Lauren danced with the school’s performing company, Stardust Dance Company, where she performed in Disney World, Sea World and Carnival Cruise Lines. Lauren continued her early training at the Edmonton Dance Centre under Deborah Morgan focusing intensively through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus. Lauren achieved her RAD graded and vocational examinations with distinction, as well as receiving her R.A.D Solo Seal Award in 2012. Lauren also competed at the Genée International Ballet Competition hosted in Cape Town, South Africa where she advanced to the finals in 2011.
In Lauren’s post-secondary training, she attended Miami City Ballet School training in the George Balanchine style by Carter Alexander, Geta Constantinescu and Lourdes Lopez. Lauren additionally has trained at the Canada’s National Ballet School, Boston Ballet School and American Ballet Theatre. In the summer of 2012, Lauren had the opportunity to take the Boston Ballet Choreographic Dance Intensive with choreographers Jorma Elo and Helen Pickett while learning William Forsythe Improvisation technologies and practices.
Lauren has taught ballet, jazz, lyrical and contemporary classes throughout numerous dance schools in the greater Edmonton and Vancouver areas. She is thrilled to be able to pass down her knowledge, love, and passion for the art of dance. Lauren strives to guide her students into being the best versions of themselves inside and out of the studio.