Lauren is a Tamalpa UK Associate Teacher and Tamalpa Practitioner. She has worked in the field of dance/performance for the past 25 years.
She started her training at the National Centre for Circus Arts, London, and her professional career began as a collaboration with music producer Sven Vath, where she devised, directed and choreographed large scale live art and music events. Lauren continued working with numerous artists in many contexts for stage and television. She then took her work into the education and outreach sector devising and delivering projects for young vulnerable women, disadvantaged families and young adults with Autism.
Lauren teaches creative movement classes and expressive arts workshops and has taught in many settings including The Royal Shakespeare Co, University of Brighton and Clean Break, a theatre-based education company supporting the rehabilitation of women with experience of the criminal justice system. Lauren has spent the last 7 years devising and developing projects for people in recovery from all forms of addiction and her work is sponsored by Create Recovery Arts Charity. Lauren is also a Creative Coach and Wellbeing Mentor at the Academy of Contemporary Music, London.
Lauren graduated from Tamalpa UK in 2013 and was awarded an ArtWorks Scholarship to complete her Level 2 & 3 training with the Tamalpa Institute in California, USA. Lauren has a first-class BA Hons in Dance and Visual Art, from the University of Brighton.
Through working with numerous artists and collaborators over the decades Lauren developed a passionate commitment to raising awareness of supporting recovery from all forms of addiction using the arts, having experienced the impact that creativity had, not only on her own wellbeing, but on the people she worked with. Lauren is currently presenting expressive performance-based lectures on addiction through her own autobiographical enactment of recovery, she is also a visual artist and writer, her poetry and artwork have been used for various publications, including Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy by Dr Jill Hayes, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.