Lauren Frost, Guest Instructor
Lauren entered Champaign Ballet Academy and joined Champaign Urbana Ballet as an Apprentice dancer in 2011. She advanced to Senior Company in the fall of 2013, and in 2018 was awarded a performance contract with CU Ballet. Lauren was recently promoted to Soloist, being only the third dancer to achieve this status with the company. Her repertoire includes Clara, Sugarplum Fairy, Rose Queen, Arabian Princess, Ice Fairy, Spanish, and Rose Bud in TheNutcracker; Odile in Swan Lake; Lilac Fairy and the Queen in The Sleeping Beauty; Fairy Godmother in Cinderella; a Friend and Swanhilda in Coppélia; and danced the role of Gamzatti in La Bayadère. In 2014, Lauren began teaching at Champaign Ballet Academy under the direction of Tobey Martinez. In 2018, she joined the staff of CU Ballet as Assistant to Artistic Director, Deanna Doty. After graduating with her Associates in Criminal Justice from Parkland College in the Spring of 2020, she has coninued her college career at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she plans to graduate with her Bachelors in Psychology. Frost aspires to serve the public as a police officer after college.