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Jennifer Lauren


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 nine 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 and then to Principal in 2017.

Roles Since Joining MCB

Sir Frederick Ashton
Les Patineurs

Richard Alston

George Balanchine
Allegro Brillante
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Bourrée Fantasque
Concerto Barocco
Divertimento No. 15
Emeralds from Jewels
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
La Sonnambula
La Source
Raymonda Variations
Rubies from Jewels
Scotch Symphony
Square Dance
Swan Lake (Odile/Odette)
Theme and Variations
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Western Symphony
Who Cares?
Valse Fantaisie (1953)

August Bournonville
“Flower Festival Pas de Deux”

Brian Brooks
One Line Drawn

Pontus Lidberg

Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Carousel Pas de Deux

Justin Peck
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
Year of the Rabbit

Alexei Ratmansky
Concerto DSCH
Symphonic Dances
Swan Lake (Odile/Odette)
The Fairy’s Kiss

Jerome Robbins
Dances at a Gathering
Fancy Free
I’m Old Fashioned
In the Night
The Concert

Liam Scarlett

Paul Taylor
Company B
Mercuric Tidings
Promethean Fire

Twyla Tharp
In The Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs

Durante Verzola
A Dance For Heroes

Christopher Wheeldon

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

Lauren has originated roles in Justin Peck’s Heatscape, Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss and Symphonic Dances, Liam Scarlett’s Viscera and Euphotic, Durante Verzola’s A Dance For Heros and Sentimiento, and Pontus Lidberg’s Petrichor.