Lauren has been dancing for the past 21 years. She grew up studying and competing in tap, musical theater, jazz, contemporary, and ballet. She has been teaching these styles of dance since 2009, specializing in tap dance. In 2010, she founded “Stomp the Swamp”, a tap dance company at the University of Florida. Over the next four years, she lead Stomp the Swamp in coordinating three large benefit showcases for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. After graduating from college, Lauren moved to New York City to study tap dance with the masters for the next few years, where she focused heavily on crafting her tap dance improvisation skills under Barbara Duffy. She studied at Steps on Broadway and the American Tap Dance Foundation with tap masters like Barbara Duffy, Brenda Bufalino, Derick Grant, and Felipe Galganni. She also participated in numerous workshops and intensives with masters like Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young. In 2017, Lauren moved back to Orlando and began traveling and teaching tap dance workshops at studios focusing on improvisation, musicality, and music theory. Lauren is currently a choreographer and instructor for Osceola Arts where she teaches dance workshops and choreographs for the Young Actors Company. She served as Assistant Choreographer their recent production of “Hairspray, Jr.” and is looking forward to working as the Tap Choreographer for their upcoming productions. Lauren is focusing strongly on developing new work and can be found performing and showcasing her work around Orlando. Lauren is so excited to teach at Edge Dance Studios and to share her love and knowledge of tap dance. Lauren believes strongly in tap dance history, improvisation, and technique and looks forward to passing on the tradition of tap dance to her students.