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Lauren began her early dance training at the Central Maryland School of Ballet under Deborah Bailay when she was 3 years old. At age 10 she was accepted into the Preparatory Dance Program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the direction of Dayna Fox. Shortly after, she was accepted as a full-time Dance major. During her time at UNCSA she studied under such esteemed faculty as the late Melissa Hayden, the late Duncan Noble, Warren Conover, and Nina Danilova. She had many performing opportunities during her time at UNCSA and danced several works by George Balanchine, including a staging of Allegro Brilliante performed in collaboration with ABT Studio Company.


Lauren earned her high school diploma from UNCSA in 2001 and immediately relocated to New York City where she landed a contract with Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech. In January of 2004, Lauren joined the Battery Dance Company under the direction of Jonathan Hollander. During her time as a performing and teaching artist with Battery Dance, Lauren participated in 3 U.S. State Department sponsored tours to North Africa/Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia/Australia.


In the fall of 2004, Lauren was invited by directors Tom Mossbrucker and Jean-Philippe Malaty to join the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Under their direction, Lauren danced the staging and new works of numerous contemporary choreographers including Jiri Kylian, Lar Lubovitch, David Parsons, Twyla Tharp, Edwaard Liang, Karole Armitage, Helen Pickett, Jorma Elo, and Cayetano Soto.


In 2010 Lauren relocated back to NYC and was hired by director Eduardo Vilaro to join Ballet Hispanico. She had the opportunity to expand her dance repertoire even further by performing the work of such choreographers as Andrea Miller, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Pedro Ruiz, Eduardo Vilaro, Rosie Herrera, Ronald K. Brown, Nacho Duato and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. She appeared in Lincoln Center at the Movies as a character in Sansano's Carmen Maquia.


Lauren retired from the stage in December of 2015 and lives in Sunnyside, NY with her husband, Cartney, and daughter, Caydian.

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