Biography

Photo Robbie Sweeny

Photo Robbie Sweeny

Lauren Simpson is an Omaha-based choreographer. In Summer 2020, she started an experimental, live, outdoor performance project called Moving Truck. A recent transplant from San Francisco, Lauren maintains close ties with the Bay Area performance community. She is one of ODC’s Artists in Residence for 2018-2021. In 2014 Lauren co-founded Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations, a San Francisco-based performance company, with Jenny Stulberg. Together they created Still Life Dances, a series of movement studies based on 19th century still life paintings. These works were nominated for two Izzie Awards in 2016. They have been artists in residence at CounterPulse Theater, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company's CHIME Program. Still Life No. 7 was commissioned and produced by Bare Bait Dance Company in Missoula, MT, January 2018. Her most recent evening length work, DANCE EXHIBIT, premiered at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco, May 2019.

 

Lauren has danced for choreographers Liz Lerman and Risa Jaroslow. She has taught dance at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Harvard College and the University of San Francisco. She received an M.F.A. in Performance and Choreography from the University of Colorado-Boulder and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.

 

Lauren’s work has been supported by generous individuals as well as organizations like Amplify Arts in Omaha, Zellerbach Family Foundation, ODC and the Rainin Opportunity Fund, Theater Bay Area CA$H Grant Award, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. 

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