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 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 2017, she was promoted to principal.

Roles since joining MCB

Richard Alston

Sir Frederick Ashton
Les Patineurs

George Balanchine
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia, Divertissement Pas de Deux)
Bourrée Fantasque
Concerto Barocco

Divertimento No. 15
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Sugar Plum, Dew Drop)
La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker)
La Source
Raymonda Variations
Scotch Symphony
Swan Lake
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Western Symphony
Who Cares? (“Fascinating Rhythm”, “Man I Love”)
Valse Fantaisie (1953)

August Bournonville
“Flower Festival Pas de Deux”

Justin Peck
Year of the Rabbit

Alexei Ratmansky
The Fairy’s Kiss
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
Dances at a Gathering
Fancy Free
In the Night
The Concert

Liam Scarlett

Paul Taylor
Company B
Mercuric Tidings
Promethean Fire

Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Carousel Pas de Deux

Twyla Tharp
In The Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs

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, and Liam Scarlett’s Viscera and Euphotic.