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Lauren Townsend 

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Dance Instructor


Lauren is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance at The University of Tampa on a Dance Scholarship. She was a competitive dancer in the Tampa Bay area and  consistently placed in the top 10 overalls as a soloist the past 6 years.  She has won many scholarships, Icon awards, and Special Judges Awards, including the "Inspire Award" at the Streetz Dance Convention, "Total Package Award" at Turn it Up, "The Leap Above Award" from Leap Dance Competition and a 40K AMDA Dance Scholarship from Revel Dance Convention.  Lauren won 5 titles as a competitive dancer,Miss Senior Leap, Miss Senior Turn it UP, Miss Senior Applause Talent, Miss Teen Leap and Miss Teen Showbiz.  


Lauren has trained in all styles of dance and has dedicated many summers to additional training at summer intensives; the Joffrey Ballet and Contemporary Intensive in New York City, the Next Generation Ballet Intensive, Patel Conservatory Popular Dance Intensive, the Patel ConservatoryYouth Ballet Junior Intensive and Modas Dance Workshop.  Lauren has also devoted many years to performing in the Bay City Ballet's Annual Community presentation of the Nutcracker, where she was cast in many supporting roles as well as lead roles such as Clara, Marzipan and Snow Queen.  She was a Pro-Reveler" where she had the honor of traveling with the Revel Dance Convention , learning from their esteemed faculty and demonstrating choreography on stage during the weekend master classes.  She was a recipient of the 2021 Pinellas County's Walker's Rising Stars College Scholarship for dance.  


Lauren is so happy to be a part of the Ignite Dance Company Family and can't wait to continue her dance journey by teaching the next generation of artists.

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