Lauren is a recent graduate from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Dance Studio Management certification. At WMU, Lauren was selected to be a part of Western Dance Project, a touring dance company under the direction of Whitney Moncrief, for the 2018/2019 season. While attending WMU, she performed in works by Mike Esperanza, Kate Skarpetowska, Melanie George, Monique Haley, Kelsey Paschich and many more. Lauren is the Assistant Varsity Coach for Oswego East High School's dance team and she is going into her fifth season as an assistant teacher with Dupree Dance Convention. Lauren dances professionally with Movementum Dance Project, Inaside Chicago Dance, and The Kate Jablonski Statement.

Lauren DeSmedt