Lauren Alston

alstonheadshot7-21-16Ms. Lauren Alston is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. Her dance career began under the direction of Donna Lewis, and later flourished under the direction of Dale Lam (Director of Columbia City Jazz Dance School). While under the guidance of Dale Lam, she was taught by many reputable choreographers including:  Stacey Calvert (soloist with New York City Ballet), Nick Lazzarini (Winner of So You Think You Can Dance), Travis Wall (Emmy Award Winner and Co-Owner of Shaping Sound), and Trey Holloway (Back up Dancer for Whitney Houston). Ms. Alston’s professional career began at age 16, when she was invited by the Chinese Cultural Council to tour various cities in China for 32 days and perform over 40 shows. Soon after, she performed in several music videos and commercials, including Huggies, and Carolina Imports. As she continued her quest to fulfill her artistic passion, she became Creative Director for DJ Bois Obscur, Co-Director of Columbia City Jazz’s Company II, Hip Hop and Jazz Competition Team Director at Griffin School of Dance, and national and regional judge and instructor for several dance competitions. As her ambition continues to grow, Ms. Alston looks forward to sharing her passion and insight with more eager artists.