Lauren Thompson

Lauren Thompson



   920 Baltimore Ave Suite 100, Kansas City, MO, 64105

‘The more frequently we engaged with something the stronger our connection is to it. This seems obvious, but this connection is underutilized in dance. I develop works that encourage the audience to have a direct participation in the work, their presence is necessary and contributing to the existence of the work.’

Lauren holds degrees in dance, psychology, and women and gender studies as well as an advanced degree in counseling and guidance. She also has training as a yoga and Pilates instructor and owns a Pilates studio in downtown Kansas City. Her work at her studio is where she combines her knowledge of working with the human body and mind to help her clients achieve animproved sense of health. In addition to her work with her clients, Lauren also uses her studio to work on her choreography. Her choreography often centers around the common human experience and healing movements she has been introduced to through her yoga and Pilates. Lauren has also utilizes her background in psychology to develop large scale, optical illusion installations in Kansas City. These installations include, Life Turning, a zoetrope installed on the Main St bridge, and Faces of KC, an installation utilizing lenticular design that highlighted the history of arts and culture in Kansas City.