Lauren Simpson is a dance and multi-media performance artist and educator. She focuses on solo and ensemble work that combines contemporary release movement technique, contact improvisation, somatic practices, original sound scores, and video. Recently, she premiered “Mandances,” a piece about her six male roommates, at the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts. She held a four month residency at The Packing House Center for the Arts in Denver and worked as a guest artist with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange’s Summer Institute in Washington D.C.. Currently, Lauren teaches dance at the Cambridge Ringe and Latin School and assistant teaches at Harvard with Professor Liz Lerman. She also teaches contemporary technique classes at Harvard and in the Boston community. She is a graduate of Carleton College, B.A., University of Colorado, M.F.A., and Harvard, Ed. M. in the the Arts in Education.
Class Description: Lauren’s contemporary dance class draws on release technique, ballet, improvisation, modern dance, hip hop, contact improvisation, yoga, and experiential anatomy. It is a dynamic and rigorous class that guarantees sweat, learning, and fun. She often collaborates with an electronic musician, and soon, a VJ.