- 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, Solo Wilis), Haffner Symphony (principal), Nutcracker (Queen of the Snow, Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina), The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Tenderness and Enchanted Princess/Bluebird), Swan Lake (Act 1 pas de trois and Russian) and Trio (principal); Balanchine’s Coppélia (Waltz of the Hours soloist and Spinner), Diamonds, Rubies (principal), and Theme and Variations; Cranko’s Onegin (Olga); Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings (Botanica); Possokhov’s Fusion (principal) and Swimmer (Lolita); Robbins’ The Cage (Novice); Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries (principal) and Frankenstein (Elizabeth Lavenza); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Stepmother Hortensia) and Rush (principal). She created roles in King’s The Collective Agreement (featured corps), Liang’s The Infinite Ocean, Lopez Ochoa’s Guernica (soloist couple), and Thatcher’s Otherness (principal).
Her repertory includes Balanchine’s Serenade (Russian corps), Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas, Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, and Wheeldon’s Continuum. Elsewhere, she danced Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, Balanchine’s Apollo, Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew, Fokine’s Les Sylphides, MacMillan’s Manon, and Prokovsky’s Anna Karenina, among others.
Lauren danced at the Volver Gala in Zaragoza, Spain, in May 2018. In 2017, she performed at the International Rudolf Nureyev Ballet Art Festival Gala in Ufa, Russia, and at the Benois de la Danse Awards Gala in Moscow, Russia. In 2015, she performed at Festival Napa Valley. She was a finalist at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2006, and at Switzerland’s Prix de Lausanne in 2001.