Lauren Crawford

Ms. Crawford is the Owner and Artistic Director of Rapture Dance Company. She began dancing at the age of five and has been teaching and choreographing throughout the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area for the past ten years.  She grew up dancing in the Northern Kentucky area in many different genres as a competitive dancer, traveling to competitions and conventions within the tristate.  As a dance teacher, she is well known for her mentoring capabilities and ability to inspire others.  At the young age of twenty two years old, she graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with a focus on Dance and a minor in Entrepreneurship. 

As a dancer in the Bachelor of the Fine Arts program, she was  privileged to be a part of the Dance Troupe from 2013 through the Spring of 2016. This is a touring company that does outreach to different schools within the tristate.  As a member of Dance Troupe, Ms. Crawford also had the opportunity to perform in the Arnoff Jarsan Kaplan Theatre and the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati, performing for the classical and alternative musician ├ôlafur Arnalds, and performing in the spring dance concert at NKU each year.  Throughout her years at NKU she has had the opportunity to work with many accredited choreographers including: Tracey Bonner, Heather Britt, Dee Ann Bryll, Jay Goodlett, Lea Lachey, Drew Lachey, Andrew Pearson and Karen Wing. Within her major she studied numerous styles of dance including Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, and Tap.  She was also cast in The Bacchae during the 2014-2015 theatre series.  Some of her work has also been featured in the 2016 spring showcase, Dance '16.  Ms. Crawford has high expectations for Rapture Dance Company and is looking forward to another wonderful season educating those interested in the art form!

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