Lauren’s love for dance started at a very young age. She took her first class at the age of four at Burlington Dance Academy and joined the competitive team when she was nine years old. Lauren mainly trained in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Open, Pointe, and Acro. During her time at BDA Lauren completed many Cecchetti Ballet examinations and won a variety of overall awards and scholarships at competitions. Lauren is in her third year at Western University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Dance. She is grateful to continue her dance training through her University classes and school dance team. Lauren joined Western’s HEAT Dance Team in her first year of university and hopes to be apart of the team until she graduates. Lauren is very excited to join the dance essence staff and share her passion for dance with everyone.