Lauren Manning is a professional dancer based out of New York City. Originally from Pennsylvania, Lauren was a scholarship student at the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts. She continued her dance education at Elon University and earned a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography.
Lauren has studied at various training programs including the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, the Rockette Summer Intensive, Code 3 with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and the American College Dance Festival. As a member of the Elon Dance Company and The Kearns Dance Project she spent her undergraduate career performing in various companies and festivals across the U.S. and in Europe including the North Carolina Dance Alliance, NC Triad Choreographers Showcase, and Les Semaines de la Danse in France. Lauren also appeared on the HBO drama Vinyl, directed by Martin Scorsese.
During the holiday season Lauren performs as a Rockette in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She has also worked with Tony Award-winning choreographer, Warren Carlyle, in the preproduction of The New York Spring Spectacular. Lauren has appeared with the Rockettes on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, LIVE! With Kelly and Ryan and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She has also appeared on NBC's July 4th Fireworks Spectacular performing the work of Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels' of The Rockettes' New York Spectacular. Lauren has been seen with the Rockettes on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Today Show.
In addition to performing Lauren is and editor at DanceMedia, publisher of Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Pointe, and Dance Retailer News.