Lauren Langlois is a Melbourne-Based dancer, teacher and maker who began her career with the Australian Dance Theatre under the directorship of Garry Stewart. She performed and toured extensively with the company from 2008-2010, most notably in tow of their major works (G and Be Your Self) , and several times with the company on Channel 10’s hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance.
In 2011, Lauren became a member of the Sydney Dance Company under artistic director Rafael Bonachela, performing in LandFORMS, Raw Models, 6 Breaths, We Unfold and The Land of Yes and The Land of No.
Lauren relocated to Melbourne in 2012 to work on Keep Everything, Antony Hamilton’s critically-acclaimed work for Chunky Move. For her performance in Keep Everything, she has been nominated for Helpmann, Green Room and Australian Dance Awards. And since her arrival at Chunky Move, Lauren has collaborated with Anouk van Dijk intensively, performing in An Act of Now (2012), 247 Days (2013), Complexity of Belonging (2014) and Lucid (2016). For her work in Complexity of Belonging, Lauren received the 2015 Green Room Award for Best Female Dancer.
Lauren is also highly sought after as an independent dancer, having worked with some of Australia’s leading choreographers and companies including Force Majeure, Lucy Guerin Inc, Stephanie Lake Company, Antony Hamilton, Lina Limosani, Larissa McGowan, Lisa Wilson and Prue Lang.
In 2017, Lauren was the recipient of the Tanja Liedtke Fellowship: she has choreographed works for the New Zealand School of Dance, Transit Dance, Footnote Dance Company in New Zealand and has been commissioned by Chunky Move to make a new work for the 2018 Next Move program.
Lauren studied classical ballet at the Marie Walton-Mahon Dance Academy in Newcastle before training in contemporary dance at the New Zealand School of Dance.