In 2010, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the dance program at Old Dominion University. Since then, she has made incredible strides in her career as a performer, choreographer and educator. She is a distinguished thought leader in the dance community with performance and teaching credits including the Kennedy Center, The Howard Theatre, Dance Place DC, Culture Shock DC (alumni), World of Dance, Carnival, BET, and The CW Network. With a deep-rooted passion to bring people together, she began in 2010 as a leader, ambassador, and pioneer of KODACHROME VA, a community-based dance workshop series, by curating a selection of decorated teachers–locally and nationally. It was because of her infectiously warm personality and network, KODACHROME attendees of all experience levels kept coming back for more workshops. The quality of teachers Lauren hand-picked was an incredible need for the growing dance community. Later, she expanded her reach through the DMV chapter of Diggs Deeper by serving as the Production Manager between 2014-2017.