About

Lauren Grady


Since 1999, Lauren Grady has instructed children and adults in various dance forms including: creative movement, classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, acro and lyrical dance. 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 her yoga practice and rediscovered her love for improvisational dance through Continuum Movement. Lauren is a certified Usui Reiki Master and certified sound and energy healer through The Divine Mother Center. She is also on the path to becoming a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and facilitator of Sacred Motherhood Circles. She is married to John Grady and together they have two beautiful boys.  



Professional Development

  • BA in Communications Human Relations

                 Minor in Psychology 

                 Western Connecticut State University


  • Instructional dance teacher 1998 - present day 

                 Dance Teacher Summit attendant

                 Zumba instructor 

                 

  • Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)


  • Usui Reiki Master level


  • Sound and energy healer

                 The Divine Mother Center

Dance Background

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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, across 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.   

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