Jennifer Lauren

Principal Soloists

Hometown:  Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Jennifer Lauren is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. At age three, she began training in various regional schools and later with Royal Academy of Dance and the Alabama Ballet Pre-Apprentice Program. Lauren’s summers were spent attending American Ballet Theatre intensives. In 1998, at age 16, she joined the Alabama Ballet under the direction of Wes Chapman and Roger Van Fleteren. In her eight years under Chapman, she performed principal roles in numerous full-length classics including Giselle, Firebird, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Don Quixote and others, as well as many principal Balanchine roles.

In 2007, Lauren joined Miami City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet and was promoted to soloist in 2011. In 2014, she was named one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch.” During her tenure with MCB, Lauren has been featured in principal and soloist roles. In 2015, she was promoted to principal soloist.

Roles since joining MCB

Richard Alston
Carmen

Sir Frederick Ashton
Les Patineurs

George Balanchine
Concerto Barocco
Divertimento No. 15
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Sugar Plum, Dew Drop)
La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker)
Raymonda Variations
Scotch Symphony
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Western Symphony
Who Cares?
Valse Fantaisie (1953)

August Bournonville
“Flower Festival Pas de Deux”

Justin Peck
Heatscape

Alexei Ratmansky
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
Dances at a Gathering
In the Night
The Concert

Liam Scarlett
Euphotic
Viscera

Twyla Tharp
In The Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs

Christopher Wheeldon
Polyphonia

Classical Repertoire
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky (Kitri)
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot

Lauren has originated roles in Justin Peck’s Heatscape, Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances, and Liam Scarlett’s Viscera and Euphotic.