Lauren Simpson

2016 Solo Choreographer

photo by Robbie Sweeny

photo by Robbie Sweeny

Commissioned for Max Wirsing

Lauren Simpson is a San Francisco-based choreographer, performer, and arts educator. She has danced for Liz Lerman, Christine Cali/Cali & Co., and Risa Jaroslow. Along with her artistic collaborator Jenny Stulberg, she creates Still Life Dances, a series of movement studies based on paintings found in the deYoung Museum’s permanent collection. Since its inception less than one year ago, Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations has been the recipient of a Theater Bay Area CA$H Grant, the Rainin Opportunity Fund, and a commission from FACT/SF dance company. Lauren teaches contemporary dance technique and improvisation at ODC and the University of San Francisco. Prior to living in the Bay, Lauren was the co-founder of a contemporary dance class series, Moving Target Boston, which brought in a rotating roster of influential choreographers including David Dorfman, Kyle Abraham, Kendra Portier, and Kellie Lynch. Lauren was a dance teacher at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School and a Lecturer at Harvard College where she taught dance history and worked closely with Director of Dance, Jill Johnson. She was also Harvard’s rehearsal director for guest artists Liz Lerman, John Jasperse, Andrea Miller, and Aszure Barton. Lauren received her M.F.A. in Performance and Choreography from the University of Colorado-Boulder, Ed.M in Arts in Education from Harvard University, and B.A. from Carleton College. 

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