Raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Lauren graduated from Point Park University with a BFA in Dance. She was a member of the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company (METdance) in Houston, TX working with noted choreographers including Robert Battle, Kate Skarpetowska and Peter Chu. In New York, Lauren danced for Parsons Dance, touring nationally and internationally to South Korea, China and Italy. Various projects in New York include work with Sue Bernhard Danceworks at Jacob’s Pillow, the Limon Institute, and Joe Celej as well as industrial performances on ABC’s Good Morning America and for the launch of Microsoft XBOX 360 in Times Square. She is a fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor.