Lauren has been dancing for 18 years, and choreographing for 9 of those years. She grew up in San Diego and was part of a studio where she danced competitively. She has always been very passionate about dance from a very young age. She learned many facets of dance, including contemporary, jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, musical theater, modern, lyrical, ballroom, yoga, and neuromuscular training. In high school, she was on the varsity dance team and held the position of dance captain her junior and senior years.
Lauren recently was a part of The Bridge Movement, which is a 7-month dance conservatory in New Jersey under the direction of Stacey Tookey. Training under various dance styles, as well as learning yoga, Qi Gong, meditation, and neuro-sculpting helped her realize how important these practices are and how positively they can impact a dancer. She has had many wonderful opportunities to train under various artists including Stacey Tookey, Jason Parsons, Anneke Hansen, Roger van der Poel, Travis Wall, Ray Leeper, Dana Foglia, Kristen Gorski, Will Loftis, Al Blackstone, to name a few. These artists along with many other mentors helped shape her into who she is today.
She earned her AA in Dance and Humanities & Fine Arts from Grossmont College. She was a Young Choreographers Showcase 2020 Finalist that was part of San Diego Dance Theater’s White Box (now known as Light Box).
Outside of dance, she enjoys camping, spending time with family and friends, and creating artwork with brush lettering. She loves learning, as there is always something new to learn every day, which she finds exciting. Dance is an ever-growing art, and Lauren looks forward as an instructor to help each dancer bring out their most authentic self in their everyday life as well as in the dance community.
Dance is not just about movement, but also about connecting with yourself and diving deep within, bringing what is present at the time, and letting your authentic self shine its light.Lauren