Instructor, Müv Dance & Fitness Studio
Director, The Müvment Dance Company
Lauren is an Austin native, where she grew up in the dance world with experience and training in the studio as well as being on drill/dance team. In High School she continued her studio training and became a Blue Belle with the dance team at Leander High School. She earned the title and role of Lieutenant her junior year, and Captain of the Blue Belles her senior year.
In the summer of 2001 she was chosen to work with Marching Auxiliaries staff during their officer and line camps held all over Texas. Not quite finished with her passion for drill team comradery, Lauren attended Kilgore College after graduating from high school.
There she became a member of the world-famous Kilgore College Rangerettes dance team. Some exciting events from her two years as a Rangerette were being selected as a Swingster, performing her solo in Revels 2003, being a featured performer in the 2001 and 2002 Cotton Bowl halftime shows, and performing at the Dallas 2001 and Chicago 2002 Thanksgiving Parades.
Upon graduating from Kilgore College, Lauren attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received a BA in History and a Minor in Dance. She was a part of the UT Dance team and was awarded Best Choreography for 2004. Lauren directed the Liberty Hill High School drill team from 2004-2006.
She has taught at conventions including Raising the Barr, Ovation Dance, LISD summer intensives, and In the Mix. In 2006, she took on a new opportunity to work at Leander High School. There, she directed the White Diamonds from 2006-2008. She has set choreography for drill/dance teams, studios, and has choreographed and performed for the hit television series Friday Night Lights. Lauren began teaching at an Austin area studio in 2009, where she continued to choreograph award-winning pieces for their company and became the Assistant Director in 2012.
Lauren started her own dance company LC Productions Live to Create in 2012. She continues to work independently with school districts and studios all over Texas teaching dance classes, intensives, master classes, choreography, and judging competitions and tryouts. Lauren has been a workshop presenter at Texas Dance Educator Association TDEA. Each year she continues to further her dance education by attending conventions and summer classes at the EDGE PAC, LA. She is a member of Third Coast Contemporary adult dance company. Lauren is a co-founder of Muv Dance & Fitness and is one of their lead instructors where she is happy and enthusiastic to share her knowledge and love for dance.