Lauren Blane

Lauren BlaneLauren began training at the Faubourg Ballet Academy under Watmora Casey. She graduated with honors from Grand Valley State University with a B.A. in Dance. Upon graduation Lauren was chosen to receive The Outstanding Undergraduate Award in Dance, and her choreography was featured in the ACDFA gala. Lauren studied as a scholarship student at theLou Conte Dance Studio under Claire Bataille, and performed with Giordano Dance Chicago’s Second Company. She had the privilege of performing with Beyonce on Oprah’s Farewell Episode at the United Center and she has also been featured in the Marriott Theater’s productions of SHOUT!, Now and Forever, The Nutcracker, and Mary Poppins and Evita. She also performs both principal and soloist roles in the Schaumburg Dance Ensemble’s production of The Nutcracker. Recently, Lauren was chosen as the first alumni in residence at Grand Valley State University. She is currently the Head Coach of the Cary Grove High School Varsity Poms Team and choreographs for local school musicals.