Lauren Schieffer is a contemporary dance artist from Austin, Texas and currently based in the DFW area. She started dance training at the age of three and has experience in modern, contemporary, ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop techniques. She served as second lieutenant and head of the hip-hop Funky Company of the award-winning Westlake Hyline Dance Team, was a Kilgore College Rangerette and Swingster, and has performed with the Texas State University Orchesis modern dance company and the Texas Woman’s University Dance Lab. She holds a M.F.A. in Dance from Texas Woman’s University and B.S. in Dance with a minor in Spanish from Texas State University.
Lauren has performed nationally for recognized choreographers such as D. Chase Angier, Dana Blair, Tammy Fife, Sarah Gamblin, Michelle Nance, LeAnne Smith, and Shelley Wayne. She has performed at the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, American College Dance Festival, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Elation Carnival Cruise, and the Texas Dance Educator’s Association Convention.
Lauren has taught a variety of ages and dance genres. Currently, she is an instructor at Power House of Dance. During the 2013-2014 school year, she instructed dance at Highland Park High School and worked with the award-winning Highland Belles Drill Team. Additionally, Lauren is certified to teach 9-12 dance in the state of Texas, has eight years of experience working in the private dance studio context, taught as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Texas Woman’s University from 2012-2013, and served as a staff member of Starmakers Dance and Performance Camps from 2006-2008. Lauren has taught choreography and master classes for studios and drill teams in the Central and North Texas areas. Her choreography has won high scores, awards, and scholarships. She thoroughly enjoys working with children and loves being a staff member at Power House. This year she will be teaching Ballet and Improv. for undergraduate dance majors at Texas Woman’s University.