Lauren Richter Henry began her ballet training in Southern California in 1996. In 2006, she moved to New York City to continue her training at ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and worked privately with Prima Ballerina Assoluta Eva Evdokimova. During this time, Lauren was awarded a scholarship through YAGP Finals to continue her studies in Monte-Carlo at the Princess Grace Academy of Classical Dance under the direction of Marika Besobrasova. Lauren received her first professional contract with the Prague State Opera Ballet in the Czech Republic and then moved on to dance with the Bucharest National Ballet in Romania.
Lauren is certified in Levels 1-8 through the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teacher Training Program. She founded and directed her own school, Richter Academy of Classical Dance in Southern California from 2015-2021. Lauren has judged internationally for the Concurso Internacional Latinamerica Danza Argentina and staged her version of the Nutcracker for the Ballet Parque del Conocimiento Argentina. She was honored to be awarded YAGP’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 2021. In addition to ballet, Lauren is a certified Pilates instructor with a dance specialization through BASI Pilates, and she loves to use Pilates to help her dancers reach their fullest potential.
Lauren is grateful to be rejoining the San Francisco Ballet School Faculty for the 2022-2023 season