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Dance Instructors Lauren Coleman

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Lauren Coleman is excited to be on staff at L.A. Dance as a dance instructor as well as our new Performance Troupe director and instructor! She is an accomplished actor, dancer, director, choreographer, teacher, and musician that has been performing for over 15 years and teaching for over 10 years. She studied at Oakland University and received a major in Theatre Performance and a minor in Dance. While at Oakland she performed multiple times with the Oakland Dance Theatre and acted in shows such as The Laramie Project, A Midsummer Nightís Dream, The Winterís Tale, Talking With, Iím Not Stupid, and The Serengeti Project (in which she received the American College Theatre Festivalís Irene Ryan Nomination for her performance). She was also able to direct the show Arabian Nights and choreograph for multiple student concerts while studying at Oakland University. After college, Lauren went on to study, perform, and work as an understudy at Meadow Brook Theatre in Kongís Night Out, A Christmas Carol, Murder by Poe, and The Trip to Bountiful. She was also able to direct the show The Pendergrass Fortune at Meadow Brook Theatre and Dawn of Confusion at The Elizabeth Theatre. Lauren has also been blessed teach many dance, acting, music, and musical theatre classes all over the Metro-Detroit area. She has also directed kids and teens in shows like Heads, Ferris Wheel, Beauty, Post Its, The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry, co-directed Les Miserables, and assistant-directed Willy Wonka. Her many credits as a choreographer include Pippen, Crazy For You, Merrily We Roll Along, Big River, Les Miserables, Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, Honk Jr., Annie, assistant choreographer for Urinetown, and dance mistress for A Christmas Carol. She is also a proficient costume designer, prop designer, stage manager, and has been a drummer/percussionist for many professional and community theatre shows all over Michigan. Miss Lauren canít wait to help your child be the triple-threat performer that they want to be!