Lauren first started dancing at two-and-a-half years old at Just Dance in Kent, she then moved to Dance Warehouse in Kent, where her enthusiasm for dance quickly grew from a hobby to a vocation.
She studied Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Street Jazz, and from a young age, furthered her dance repertoire by taking part in RAD award days and courses, residential courses, festivals and shows.
Lauren performed annually in the Sounds New Music Festival and bi annually in productions at the Marlowe and Gulbenkian theatres in Kent; she has also performed with companies such as the English Youth Ballet.
Lauren’s passion for teaching dance was kindled at the age of 14 when she was selected to become an assistant in classes at her dance school. Lauren also ran a Dance Club at her school whilst she was studying for her A-Levels; these early teaching experiences fuelled her passion and led to her decision to attend The Royal Academy of Dance.
Lauren followed the RAD Graded and Vocational syllabi obtaining her Primary-Grade 8 examinations as well as completing her vocational exams to Advanced Level before attending the Royal Academy of Dance to become a highly qualified teacher, receiving a degree with honours in ballet education.
Lauren has gained a wide range of teaching experience across a number of sectors and dance schools, Lauren has gained teaching experience at the Royal Academy of Dance Dance school, Chelsea Ballet School, Kingston Ballet School and Hampton Court House School where she teaches ballet as part of the schools curriculum. Working with these organisations has enabled her to become a well-rounded teacher having taught in a number of different sectors and to a wide demographic.
She has taught a variety of dance styles, provided private coaching, prepared and entered students for exams, where she has achieved a 100% success rate in the Checchetti and RAD Syllabi. Lauren also regularly prepares students for auditions, festivals as well as choreographing solos and shows.
As well as teaching in London and Surrey, Lauren also returns to Kent every summer to teach summer schools and put on productions. Lauren has also been a Chaperone, Lead Chaperone and House Mother for the Royal Academy of Dance residential summer schools working with children from all over the world.
As well as her teaching career, Lauren still loves to dance and is the founder and choreographer of an independent dance company ‘Entity’, performing and working with a number of prestigious companies most recently choreographing a solo to accompany the London Symphony Orchestra.
BA (Hons) RAD RTS LRAD ARAD
Contemporary and Ballet Teacher
Originally from Canterbury, Belinda started dancing aged three at Dance Warehouse where she studied a range of styles including Ballet, Tap, Jazz Contemporary and Hip Hop. Belinda studied the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and worked her way through the RAD Graded and Vocational Syllabus while regularly performing in dance shows in a number of theatres throughout Kent.
Belinda continued her love of dance by studying at the RAD. In 2019, Belinda graduated with a first-class BA (Hons) in Ballet Education from the Royal Academy of Dance where she also gained a Distinction in becoming a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance and received the prestigious Iris Truscott Scholarship in her final year.
Following graduation, Belinda became a member of Transitions Dance Company whilst working towards her MA in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. As part of her work with Transitions Dance Company, she performed a triple bill of new contemporary works by choreographers Elisa Pagani, Cameron McMillan and H2 Dance, as part of a theatre tour.
Belinda has also expanded her teaching repertoire, gaining experience in Cecchetti, ISTD and RAD methodologies while assisting and teaching in private dance schools in London. She has developed a holistic view of ballet teaching with a growing interest in performing and teaching contemporary dance.
Belinda is excited to use her teaching and performing experience to influence and inspire her teaching and her students.