Lauren is originally from Manasquan, New Jersey. She completed her dance training at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio with directors Risa Kaplowitz and former American Ballet Theatre Principal, Susan Jaffe.
While completing her ballet training, Lauren also received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from The College of New Jersey. Currently, she is enrolled in “The Cycle: Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations” and has attained scholarship to attend a leadership and networking fellowship in NYC Summer 2020 called “Starting Bloc.”
Lauren also completed summer courses with American Ballet Theatre, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Art Of (Berlin), Les Etes de la Dancse in Paris, France (2013, 2014) Directed by former Paris Opera Etoile, Monique Loudières, Hosted by Vienna State Ballet and San Francisco Ballet respectively.
Lauren danced in the final round of the Tallinn International Ballet Competition and received scholarships to Orlando Ballet Summer Course, De Dutch Don’t Dance Division, and Dortmund Summer Course.
Her achievements as a choreographer include: Dance Ireland Mentor Residency Award (2016) with mentor, Katherine Lewis. “Illuminated Passages” Performance Series (The Mill Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre and Dance Ireland). Edinburgh Fringe Festival, International Choreographers Showcase, Greenside venues, Nicholson Square (2016). New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship (2016-Present). “Carnival of the Animals”, Classics for Kids Festival, Collaboration with dancers of the Irish National Youth Ballet, Mill Theatre 2017. New Works Performances and summer intensive, partnership with the Mill Theatre 2017. Presentation of new work for then Royal Ballet School student, Gearoid Solan (now professional dance with Ballet Zurich) for the Business to Arts Awards night at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre (2017). Ballet 360, Live Documentary, The Helix 2018.
Most recently, Lauren presented an all-female production at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin entitled “Grey Matter.” The project consisted of two works “Rational Creatures” and “Ensnared” which are an abstract look at how our world shapes us. They are an exploration of the grey area between positive and negative persuasion. In 2020, Lauren will assist Calvin Richardson, Royal Ballet Soloist, with his new work for Bavarian State Ballet for their A Jour performances.