Biography

Photo Robbie Sweeny

Photo Robbie Sweeny

Lauren Simpson is a choreographer, director, and teacher. She is one of ODC’s Artists in Residence for 2018-2021. Lauren co-founded Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations in 2014 with Jenny Stulberg. Together they created Still Life Dances, a series of movement studies based on 19th century still life pantings. 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. Lauren has danced for Liz Lerman and Risa Jaroslow. She has taught dance at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (public high 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 the Zellerbach Family Foundation, ODC and the Rainin Opportunity Fund, Theater Bay Area CA$H Grant Award, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. 

 

Her most recent work, DANCE EXHIBIT, premiered at the Minnesota Street Project in May 2019. 

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 © 2018 Lauren Simpson

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