Lauren Maschmeyer, BFA Dance, Teaches Various Classes
Lauren Maschmeyer grew up in Wayne, PA and began training at the Rock School West under the direction of Bo and Stephanie Spassoff in all styles of dance ranging from ballet, tap, jazz and musical theater. Once she started high school, she decided to focus primarily on ballet and continued her training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet under John White and Margarita De Saa. During this time, she took class at Koresh Dance School to keep up with her modern technique as well. She attended numerous summer programs such as The Rock School, Houston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Nutmeg Conservatory of the Arts.
She continued her education at Florida State University graduating with a BFA in Dance and a BS in Finance. Lauren had the opportunity to work with faculty members such as Gerri Houlihan, Lynda Davis, Dan Wagoner and Suzanne Farrell focusing on ballet and various modern techniques. While in school, she joined the Tallahassee Ballet Company as a Senior Company member in 2011 and was promoted to Soloist for the 2012-2014 seasons under the direction of Rick McCullough and Tyrone Brooks. With the company, she performed roles in numerous ballets such as The Nutcracker, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty.
She began teaching at The Tallahassee Ballet School in 2012, and taught all age groups various styles such as ballet, jazz, contemporary, creative movement and pointe and variations. Lauren currently works at Vanguard pursuing her Finance degree, but has a strong passion for teaching dance as well. She loves to utilize both degrees, and have the chance to spread her love of dance to the students after she is done at the office each day.