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Lauren Blakeney

Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary

Lauren Blakeney grew up dancing in the Houston, Texas area under Kingwood Jazz and Company, and the International Ballet of Houston. She was a finalist on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance, making it to Top 30 girls of Vegas week. At the age of 19, she booked a Principle Dancer role, touring over 20 countries with Rasta Thomas's Rock the Ballet and Bad Boys of Dance. Lauren next was a part of Stacey Tookey’s Still Motion Dance Company, as well as assisting her on convention, and for So You Think You Can Dance.

She then joined Norwegian Cruise Lines as a Principal Dancer and became Aerial Captain for 2 European contracts. Making the move to London, she starred in a national commercial for Wowcher and danced for numerous English choreographers in London, New York City, and Los Angeles. Upon returning to the United States, she joined NUVO Dance Convention as a judge, teacher, and assistant. Lauren now resides in Tampa, Florida focusing on teaching and choreography. Ballet and a strong technical foundation have always been a huge part of her life and career. Her goal as a teacher and educator is to provide a safe, healthy, and open environment to make everyone feel dance is for them.