Lauren Grady began her dance training at the age of 2 at the Arcaro School of Dance in the Bronx, NY. After studying ballet, tap and tumbling for a number of years she decided to concentrate in ballet. She then studied at the Artistic Dance Academy under the direction of Linda Giancaspro (Istvan Rabovsky and Nora Kovach of the Bolshoi Ballet). At the Artistic Dance Academy, she studied Russian Vagonova style ballet and classical jazz dance. After moving to Brewster, NY in 1997 she began studying classical ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and lyrical dance at Taps-N-Toes, Inc. She was given the opportunity to apprentice with various instructors from Taps-N-Toes, Inc. and in 1998, Lauren became a member of their faculty. She also taught Gymnastics at Karen’s World of Gymnastics for 4 year.
In 2000, Lauren was accepted to the Western Connecticut State University Dance Team. Here, it was Khalda Logan-Eaton (Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and Nicholasleichterdance Modern Dance Company) that introduced Lauren to modern dance. Lauren preformed frequently and choreographed several pieces for the team. She was even awarded the Coaches Recognition Award in 2003. Since 1998, Lauren has instructed children from ages 2 and up in various dance forms including: creative movement, classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical dance. After teaching in various dance studios, she was inspired by past students to open Vibe Dance Studio. Lauren successfully ran Vibe Dance Studio for 9 beautiful years.
While owning Vibe Dance Studio, Lauren completed a course in Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which inspired her to explore alternative ways of living. She began finding much joy in taking Hatha yoga and Kundalini yoga. She also rediscovered her love for improvisational dance through Contiuum Movement. When Lauren is not dancing, she loves to be home with her two children and husband.