Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Lauren Fadeley was born in Orlando, Fla., where she began her dance training at age four. She trained at the Orlando Ballet School and the School of Performing Arts in Florida, along with summer intensives at The Rock School for Dance Education and the School of American Ballet. In 2000 at age 15, after attending SAB for three consecutive summers, Fadeley moved to New York City to study there full time.
Once completing a year at SAB, Fadeley was invited by Peter Martins to join New York City Ballet (NYCB). While there, she performed in numerous works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon and Martins. After two years with NYCB, she decided to further her academic and dance education by attending Indiana University. While at IU, she performed principal roles in Serenade, Sonatine, The Nutcracker, Spring Waters, Cinderella, Who Cares?, Paquita, Napoli, and Allegro Brillante. In May 2007, she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance with an outside field in Kinesiology.
From there, she went on to join the corps de ballet of the Pennsylvania Ballet in the fall of 2007. Fadeley was promoted to Soloist for the 2011 season and to Principal Dancer in 2012. During her nine seasons at Pennsylvania Ballet, she originated featured roles in Peter Quanz’ Jupiter Symphony, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Requiem for a Rose, Nicolo Fonte’s Grace Action and Matthew Neenan’s Pampeana, Keep, At the border, Beside them, they dwell, At Various Points and La Chasse. She has performed principal roles in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania, Divertissement Pas de Deux), “Emeralds” and “Diamonds” from Jewels, The Prodigal Son (The Siren), George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Arabian), Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Striptease Girl), Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Serenade; Jerome Robbins’ In G Major, New York Export: Opus Jazz and Other Dances; Giselle; Coppélia; Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain, Swan Lake (Odette/Odile), DGV, Justin Peck’s Chutes and Ladders; and Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan (Wendy).
Fadeley also has performed featured roles in The Four Temperaments, Agon, Ballo della Regina, Messiah, Kazimir’s Colours, Cinderella (Summer Fairy), Five Tangos, La Sylphide, Barber Violin Concerto, Chroma, Without Words, Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land and Petite Mort, and William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, The Second Detail and In the middle, somewhat elevated.
Fadeley performed in the Academy Award-winning film “Black Swan” and danced for Pope Francis at the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. She has appeared as a guest artist with the Carolina Ballet and Stars of American Ballet, as well as with BalletX at the Vail International Dance Festival in 2012 and at The Joyce Theater in New York City in 2013. She also has participated in such benefit performances as Dance Against Cancer in NYC, and Dancing for a Cure in Columbus, Ohio. She is married to former Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Francis Veyette.
She joined Miami City Ballet as a soloist in 2016.