Associate Artistic Director
Lauren Mudry is a Lansing, MI native and has been dancing for over 25 years and teaching over 17. She is a professional dancer and educator, as well as a freelance graphic designer. She has been a dance instructor and choreographer for various studios, companies, colleges, dance festivals, and theatre programs all over Mid-Michigan. Lauren is an adjunct instructor at Lansing Community College, Associate Director for Happendance Impulse, Assistant Director of DANCE Lansing, and was a professional dancer for Velocity Concert Dance/ Educational Exchange for five years. Lauren graduated from Lansing Community College with an Associate in Applied Arts, and Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science: Dance Performance and Teaching. In 2013 she was Assistant Producer for EMU’s Video Dance Project: For Diego, directed by Joanna McNamara, which premiered at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2014, and later adjudicated for presentation at an International Dance Film Festival in Korea. Lauren is on faculty at Greater Lansing Academy of Dance and choreographed for the Greater Lansing Ballet Company at RDA. In 2017 at the RDA Nationals, Lauren became certified in Progressing Ballet technique.
Lauren has performed twice off-Broadway in New York City, and will do so a third time in August 2018. She has studied acting in London, England with instructors from BBC and RSC. She has worked with Frank Hatchett, Dr. Alice Bloch (5thgeneration Isadora Duncan dancer), Alvin Ailey dancer V. Gilmore, Ellen Werksman-Smith, Kathy King, Wendi DuBois, William Crowley, Danielle Selby, Phillip Simmons, and Sherry Jerome-Wilkinson to name a few. For more info visit: http://laurenmudry.weebly.com