Lauren started studying ballet at age six at the Vaganova based Marsha Ismailoff Mark School of Ballet in Newtown, CT. Since then she has trained in many different ballet styles and techniques. She has studied and performed with schools and companies in Connecticut, Cambridge,UK, Chicago, NYC, Colorado and Michigan, and has been teaching dance on and off for over 20 years. She has studied locally with Carol Radovic, Wendy Dubois and Belen Guzman, and performed locally with Ann Arbor Ballet Theater and Ballet Detroit. Prior to living in Michigan Lauren worked, taught, choreographed and performed in Chicago as a freelance dancer and with the Joel Hall Dancers. She is a senior trainer and instructor trainer at MOVE Wellness in Ann Arbor and has been teaching Pilates and GYROTONIC® for the last 10 years. Lauren loves dance in general and ballet in particular and is devoted to the belief that everyone who wants to dance should be able to, regardless of background, skill level or previous training. Lauren holds a BA in English, a BFA in Theatre Performance, and an MS in Geological Sciences from the University of Michigan.