- Los Gatos, California
- Kirov Academy of Ballet
John Cranko School
- Company Membership
Joined the Company as a soloist in 2015
Lauren Strongin has danced featured or principal roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Peasant pas de cinq and Solo Wili), Nutcracker (Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina and Queen of the Snow), and Swan Lake (pas de trois and Russian); Balanchine’s Coppélia (Waltz of the Hours soloist and Spinner), Rubies (principal), and Theme and Variations (soloist); Cranko’s Onegin (Olga); Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings (Botanica); Possokhov’s Swimmer (Lolita); Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries (principal); and Wheeldon’s Rush (principal and 1st movement soloists). Her repertory includes Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, and Wheeldon’s Continuum.
At other companies, Lauren danced principal or featured roles in Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée (principal), Balanchine’s Apollo (Terpsichore); Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca); Fokine’s Les Sylphides; MacMillan’s Manon (Manon); Petipa’s Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, Giselle, La Bayadère, Paquita, and Swan Lake; Prokovsky’s Anna Karenina (Anna); Stevenson’s The Nutcracker (Sugarplum Fairy, Snow Queen, and Lead Flower) and Twilight (pas de deux); and Welch’s Clear, Divergence, Falling, Madame Butterfly, Maninyas, Nosotros, and Tutu. She created roles in Barton’s Angular Momentum, Elo’s ONE/end/ONE, Fonte’s See(k), Kudelka’s Passion, Liang’s Murmuration, Morris’ The Letter V, Smith’s Vivacious Dispositions, and Welch’s Sons de l’âme.
As a guest artist, Lauren performed the Giselle Act 2 pas de deux with Joseph Walsh at Festival Napa Valley in 2015. She was a finalist at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2006, and at the Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2001.