Educate, Encourage, Engage
Lauren began her dance training at The Southern Strutt at age two. There she was a member of a nationally recognized competitive team where she competed and won many regional and national competitions. She had the opportunity to train with many prestigious choreographers in various styles including jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and pointe. Lauren knew in her final years of high school that she wanted to pursue her passion of dance. She joined UNBOUND Dance Company, a professional company in Columbia, SC, where she performed in various local shows as well as charity events.
Lauren attended Clemson University where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Human Resource Management. At Clemson, Lauren was a member of a student-lead dance organization called Clemson Dancers where she was elected to teach contemporary and lyrical classes. Lauren was also the president of Tigerstrut Dance Company, a student competitive dance team, while at Clemson. Lauren coached and choreographed for this team, while performing for school events and attending local competitions.
Lauren relocated to Spartanburg to teach Middle and High School dance at High Point Academy as well as Palmetto En Pointe. Lauren got her Masters Degree in Math Education and now teaches Middle School in District 5.
Lauren works with our Company Dancers as well as teaches Lyrical and Jazz in our Recreational Programming.