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Lauren Graves

Staff Info

Position: Dance Instructor, Choreographer, Dancer
ADP Classes: Ballet
Training: Ballet, African, Greek, Flatfooting, Clogging, and Squares and Contras


Lauren Graves
Lauren began ballet training at the age of eleven, and earned a B.F.A. in ballet pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma in 1983. The dance department there was founded by Yvonne Choteau and Miguel Terekov of the Ballets Russe de Monte Carlo, and Lauren was fortunate to have been trained by these two dancers. In 1988, Lauren completed her work for an M.A. in dance/ movement therapy. She has been teaching dance to children and adults in schools and community centers in the Bay Area since 1994. Lauren has also studied a variety of folk dancing in the traditional manner, including African, Greek, flatfooting, clogging, squares, and contras.