Lauren began dancing at the age of three at Dance Connection in Canton. She now dances competitively at Dance Xplosion in Milan, and also attends classes at Ann Arbor Dance Classics to further her training. She is being trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, and also serves as a teacher assistant. She has received numerous overall awards, cash awards, as well as scholarships while competing regionally and nationally. Lauren has studied the Cecchetti Method and has passed her Elementary (Grade V) Cecchetti Exam. Lauren was a member of the Grand Rapids Ballet cast in the Nutcracker performed at the Detroit Opera House in 2010. She has traveled to take class in New York City at Broadway Dance Center, in Detroit at Marygrove College, to Hope College for the International Cecchetti Council of America Intensive, and has attended Interlochen Center for the Arts intensive. She has also had the chance to travel with X2 this past year to take classes at Visceral Dance Chicago, Lou Conte School, and Joffrey Ballet. In addition, regional conventions and intensives have given Lauren the ability to learn from great dancer/choreographers such as Terrill Mitchell, Jason Ambrose, Dawnell Dryja and Ellenore Scott. Lauren was also honored to represent X2 as they were accepted to perform at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival the past three seasons. Lauren is entering her senior year at Milan High School as a National Honor Society member while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She is proud to have been a part of X2 since its inception in 2013, and is looking forward to a fantastic final year!