Lauren Sherwood – Elite Ballet Program Director

Lauren Sherwood began her training at the Draper Center for Dance Education in Rochester, NY.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2009 under several scholarships.  She went on to dance Corps de Ballet, Soloist, and Principal roles with Atlanta Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, Montgomery Ballet, and The Georgia Ballet.  Her favorite roles included the Dewdrop Fairy in The Nutcracker, Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera, and the pas de deux from On the Nature of Daylight. Lauren was a principal faculty member at Montgomery Ballet School from 2012-2014, teaching ballet to all ages.  She directed the Fairytale Ballet Program in 2013 and 2014 and coached dancers to compete at Youth America Grand Prix in 2014, where her students placed in the top three.  She has also taught ballet at the Centre for Performing Arts in Prattville, AL and at the British Academy for the Performing Arts in Marietta, GA.  Lauren is currently a Principal AEA performer at the Festival of the Lion King show at Walt Disney World, where she has performed in parades and shows since 2015.  She is also a company dancer with Dance Theatre of Orlando and has performed soloist roles in Keys, as Gina in Change, and as Claire in The Nuthouse.