Founder, Principle & Studio Dance Teacher
BA MEDIA, MASTER OF TEACHING DRAMA & DANCE (SECONDARY)
Lauren MacKinnon, has over 20 years of performing and training within the performing arts.
Her love of dance started at the age of 4, when she was taught classical ballet. A few years later she began jazz ballet and tap dancing, which she has continued ever since. She has trained with industry professionals dancing at Millennium Dance Complex (LA, California), Mad Dance House (Brisbane), Sydney Dance Company and Brent Street (Sydney) within the styles of hip hop, JFH, musical theatre and contemporary.
After performing in numerous dance concerts, eisteddfods and special events with her dance school Nova Studios, her love for the stage expanded after school, performing with local musical societies. Her onstage performances include; Grease (HMS, 2013), Follies (HMS, 2013), Gypsy (HMS, 2015), We Will Rock You (HSM, 20188), Rock of Ages (SYMT, 2018), Anything Goes (HMS, 2018).
Her passion for the performing arts and dance teaching expanded within her Bachelor of Arts and Masters for Teaching degrees. She has taught at various dance schools in Sydney including Nova Studios, The Australian Institute of Performing Arts, Groove Nation and Pisaciou Entertainment. As well as been involved in production and choreography of musicals within North Shore schools.
Her teaching abilities range from many different age groups and styles including; baby ballet (18 months-4 yr olds), jazz, tap, hip hop & musical theatre (5-17 yrs) and adults.
Lauren's choreography and production works include Hornsby Musical Society's The Producers (2014, Assistant Choreographer) & The Wedding Singer (2016), Ravenswood School For Girls Shrek JR The Musical (2017, Production Assistant) & Northern Beaches Christian School The Little Mermaid (2018) & High School Musical (2019).