Lauren Blakeney is a native of Houston Texas and started dancing at the age of four. As a young dancer she trained at Progressions Performing Arts where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. She continued her training at Kingwood Jazz and Company, where she had the opportunity to work with many choreographers including Peter Chu, Jessica Hendricks, Lauren Adams, Marlana Walsh-Doyle, Joe Celej, and Travis Wall. She also continued to train specifically in ballet and pointe at the International Ballet of Houston. Lauren attended Point Park University Conservatory of the Performing Arts where she had the honor of performing the lead soloist as a freshman in Trey McIntyre's "Blue Until June Suite", at the Byham Theater. Growing up she received many honors and scholarships from competitions and conventions alike, including placing in the top 3 in contemporary at the Youth American Grand Prix Regionals. She currently has been an assistant in ballet and contemporary on NUVO Dance Convention and made it to the Top 25 girls on Season 9 of "So You Think You Can Dance".