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Lauren Lovette

Lauren Lovette was born in Thousand Oaks, California and began studying ballet at the age of 11 locally at California Dance Theatre, and received additional training at the Cary Ballet Conservatory in Cary, North Carolina.  She attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summers of 2004 and 2005 and enrolled at SAB as a full time student in 2006. 

In October 2009, Ms. Lovette became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in September 2010. She was promoted to soloist in February 2013 and to principal dancer in June 2015. 

She has danced an extensive repertoire at New York City Ballet, including existing and new works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, and Christopher Wheeldon. She also performed for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as part of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors, celebrating Patricia McBride.

Lovette emerged as a choreographer in her own right in 2016 with her work For Clara, commissioned by New York City Ballet. She has gone on to create two more pieces for the company, Not Our Fate (2017) and The Shaded Line (2019), in addition to others for American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company and Damian Woetzel's Vail Dance Festival. She additionally served as the Artist-in-Residence for the Vail Dance Festival in 2019

Ms. Lovette received the Clive Barnes Award for dance in December 2012 and was the 2012-2013 recipient of the Janice Levin Award.

Since December 2018, Ms. Lovette has served as Artistic Chair of the Board of Groove With Me, an organization that offers hundreds of young women free dance and movement classes, with the goal of providing a safe and nurturing environment in which to practice self-expression and explore potential.

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