creator, actor, dancer, clown
is a multidisciplinary artist born in Calgary, Alberta, on Treaty 7 territory. Lauren began her artistic journey training in various dance styles at age 3. In 2021 she graduated from the BFA in Acting program with distinction at the University of Alberta and entered the Alberta arts community. Lauren is currently training through One Yellow Rabbit’s, Beautiful Young Artists program with Denise Clark.
As a creator Lauren is known for her combination of clown and contemporary dance. Lauren has developed her process through research, online workshops with Jan Henderson, self-created work, and mentorship from Michael Kennard. In 2021 Lauren received a Canada Council Grant to pursue clown training with John Turner, Karen Hines, and Michael Kennard (The team of Mump & Smoot). This past summer Lauren came from One North Clown & Creation, where she further studied Mask & Clown with John Turner. Most recently Lauren was commissioned to create a dance clown film for the Vancouver FORM Film Festival which premiered in November 2022.
Lauren has made various works in festivals across Canada including, Vancouver FORM Festival, Play the Fool, The Nextfest Festival, Fluid Festival & The Common Clown festival.
Lauren is also the Co-Creator of Shakespeare’s Hunnies; a website/blog focused on sharing emerging artist’s work and creating a greater community.