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Lauren Blakeney

Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary, 

Competition Choreographer


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.

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