Lauren Reed

Professional Dancer

Chicago, IL

Lauren

Reed

Professional Dancer

Chicago, IL

About Lauren

Lauren Reed grew up in Milwaukee, WI where she trained at Young Dance Academy, Milwaukee High School of the Arts, and Milwaukee Ballet. She graduated Cum Laude with honors from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Religion. Upon moving to Chicago, Lauren trained in Lou Conte’s scholarship program under the direction of Claire Bataille. Lauren has danced in programs including Luna Negra Dance Theater, SpringboardX, and Springboard Danse Montréal.

Lauren has danced professionally with Project606 Dance, Aerial Dance Chicago, and Ensemble180.  On a project basis, Lauren has performed throughout the Midwest with groups including Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater, Jessica Miller Tomlinson Choreography at Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Jin Wen Yu, Marlene Skog at UW Madison, Meghann Arts with the DePaul theater department, and others.

Lauren has set choreography on Project606 Dance in 2017 and 2018. Aerial Dance Chicago invited her to create a new work entitled “Dragging Along” for the company in December 2018 and then asked her to expand it for a mainstage performance in July 2019. She was selected to create a dance film for ProjectBound’s 1 Hour Project in 2018. In 2019, her piece “Bolt”, originally choreographed in 2017 for Where Beauty Rises at Links Hall, was performed again at Trifecta Dance Collective’s New Light Choreography Showcase. Her work “Whole of Hope” was invited to perform in the 2019 Inaside Choreographic Sponsorship Event.

Lauren is also involved in arts administration. In 2018, she became the Communications Associate for Springboard Danse Montréal. In the Fall of 2019, she will be the Event Coordinator for SpringboardX in New York, managing the administrative side of the workshop. She has been the Development Coordinator for Aerial Dance Chicago since 2017, writing grants for the company and assisting with strategic planning.  She teaches dance and aerial arts to all ages throughout the Chicagoland area. Lauren has a passion for exploring Chicago’s various social dance communities.

About Lauren

Lauren Reed grew up in Milwaukee, WI where she trained at Young Dance Academy, Milwaukee High School of the Arts, and Milwaukee Ballet. She graduated Cum Laude with honors from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Religion. Upon moving to Chicago, Lauren trained in Lou Conte’s scholarship program under the direction of Claire Bataille. Lauren has danced in programs including Luna Negra Dance Theater, SpringboardX, and Springboard Danse Montréal.

Lauren has danced professionally with Project606 Dance, Aerial Dance Chicago, and Ensemble180.  On a project basis, Lauren has performed throughout the Midwest with groups including Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater, Jessica Miller Tomlinson Choreography at Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Jin Wen Yu, Marlene Skog at UW Madison, Meghann Arts with the DePaul theater department, and others.

Lauren has set choreography on Project606 Dance in 2017 and 2018. Aerial Dance Chicago invited her to create a new work entitled “Dragging Along” for the company in December 2018 and then asked her to expand it for a mainstage performance in July 2019. She was selected to create a dance film for ProjectBound’s 1 Hour Project in 2018. In 2019, her piece “Bolt”, originally choreographed in 2017 for Where Beauty Rises at Links Hall, was performed again at Trifecta Dance Collective’s New Light Choreography Showcase. Her work “Whole of Hope” was invited to perform in the 2019 Inaside Choreographic Sponsorship Event.

Lauren is also involved in arts administration. In 2018, she became the Communications Associate for Springboard Danse Montréal. In the Fall of 2019, she will be the Event Coordinator for SpringboardX in New York, managing the administrative side of the workshop. She has been the Development Coordinator for Aerial Dance Chicago since 2017, writing grants for the company and assisting with strategic planning.  She teaches dance and aerial arts to all ages throughout the Chicagoland area. Lauren has a passion for exploring Chicago’s various social dance communities.

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