Lauren Settembrino was born and raised in central New Jersey. Under the direction of George Warren, Mickey Defranco, and Benjamin Briones, she studied ballet, modern, tap, hip hop, acting, and voice. She has spent her summers training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and in Quebec City with Victor Quijada and RUBBERBANDance Group. Lauren recently earned her BFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated cum laude and also completed a second major in English. She has performed works by Stefanie Batten Bland, Ori Flomin, Elizabeth Coker, and Giada Ferrone. Lauren has also performed in Crystal Pite’s Polaris at New York City Center as a part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, and has worked closely with Larry Keigwin as a guest artist with Keigwin + Company. Most recently Lauren had her BAM debut performing as a featured emerging artist with BalaSole Dance Company.