Director of Competition
Lauren is a VDP alumni after starting with us in 1994 in our Opals class. Ms. Hutchison joined our competition teams two years later and went on to become a Regional and National Champion in tap, jazz, lyrical and ballet!
Since joining our staff in the fall of 2007, Lauren has choreographed solo, duet/trio and group routines winning top choreography awards at Star Systems (’09), Applause Talent (’13,’14), Spotlight (’08,’10,’12,), Bravo (’08,’10,’11,’12,’13,’14), and Showbiz Nationals (’08,’12). Additionally, in the 2011 competition season one of Lauren’s junior small groups was invited to attend the FDC World Dance Competition Series in Dallas, TX.
Lauren was the Head JV Coach and Varsity Assistant Kick Coach for Edina Dance Team from 2011-2015. She has also worked with Class AA high schools in the Twin Cities area as a guest instructor for Just for Kix. She was a member of the Exisdanz All-Star International Open Jazz and Pom teams in the 2012-13 season and continues to train by taking classes and workshops in Los Angeles and New York each summer and fall.
Lauren’s youth and enthusiasm mixed with her technical expertise and creative imagination make Lauren a fabulous addition to our staff. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Communication Studies.