Lauren Cohen

Lauren Cohen

 

Biography

Lauren received her training at the Washington Ballet from Mary Day, Patricia Berrend, Lupe Serrano and Victoria Leigh. She went on to dance with the Washington Ballet from 1996 until 1998, where she danced the entire classical repertoire in mostly corp de ballet and soloist roles. Lauren also danced ballets by Choo San Goh, Balanchine, and Paul Taylor. Due to a series of injuries, she took a break from dancing to get a degree in anthropology from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York. Realizing that she desperately missed dancing and performing, but not wanting to go back to ballet, Lauren embarked on her journey to become a modern dancer. She performed in NYC with Saba and Isabel Gotzkowsky before being relocated twice for her husband’s job. She performed with Center Dance Ensemble (a Graham company), Desert Dance Theater and A Ludwig Dance in Phoenix before working with Karen Stokes Dance, Vault, Catalina Molnari and Teresa Chapman in Houston. Although no longer working as a ballet dancer, Lauren is passionate about teaching proper, non-injurious ballet technique that can be used in any dance form.