© Maryana Hordeychuk / Lois Greenfield Workshop 2011.


© Maryana Hordeychuk / Lois Greenfield Workshop 2011.


           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 with a concentration in classical ballet. 

During her time at UNCSA she studied under such esteemed faculty as the late Melissa Hayden, the late Duncan Noble, Warren Conover, Nina Danilova, Fanchon Cordell, Frank Smith and others.  

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, she 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 further expand her repertoire 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.  

        Lauren has been fortunate to transition into teaching ballet, Pilates and Dance Conditioning at various institutions in the U.S. While still in New York, she taught Dance Conditioning at the Ballet Hispanico Summer Intensive and Gibney Dance.  Since relocating to Winston-Salem, NC in 2019, she has served as an adjunct dance faculty member at UNCSA and as guest faculty at the annual Festival of NC Dance and the UNCSA Summer Dance Intensive. Lauren is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is proud to have completed her BA in Dance through the LEAP Program/Saint Mary's College in May of 2022. 

Lauren is a  faculty member of the UNCSA Preparatory Dance Program at UNCSA. She is also the Dance Teacher at The Arts Based School South Campus for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. 


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