Lauren's Full Bio
As a first grader she starred in her very first play “The Little Train that Could” and Music Class became her favorite part of the day. In addition to singing, Lauren began dancing including a stint with a dance academy performing troupe. In middle school she starred in “The Wizard of Oz”, was a member of Concert Choir, and attended summer school for the performing arts.
After her family relocated to the far Western suburbs of Chicago when she was in high school, Lauren couldn't get enough of singing, dancing and acting. She joined the Concert Choir, an acapella all-girls group called the “8th Notes”, and an audition-only group of 4-girls and 4-boys called "The Huntley Singers". She was a cheerleader her freshman year and was awarded “All-Star Cheerleader" from the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA). As a sophomore, she was a member of the Huntley Poms Dance Team and was awarded “All-American Dancer” from the National Cheerleading Association's (NCA) dance division. She also starred in “Guys and Dolls” in the role of "Sarah Brown". In her junior year, Lauren was awarded “All-Star Dancer” from the Universal Dance Association (UDA), portrayed character "Kim Macafee" in the musical “Bye Bye Birdie”, had a featured role in a locally written original musical “The Golden Stairs”, and coached 5th and 6th grade cheerleading. As a senior, Lauren continued with her many singing groups, was paid to sing the national Anthem at ALL of the sporting events for her high school, performed at local community events including a locally aired telethon, Chamber of Commerce fundraisers, and local church events. She choreographed the JV and Varsity Cheerleading dance routines used for both school events and national competition, was named “All-Star Dancer” by the Universal Dance Association, participated in the Macy's day parade in New York City with the UDA dance group, starred as "Milly" in the musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", starred as "Alice Blake" in the play “Up the Down Staircase”, and was hired by Del Webb to sing the National Anthem at the dedication of a newly built baseball field alongside baseball Hall of Famer Whitey Ford.
While attending Illinois State University, Lauren took a short break from music, but choreographed the dance routines for her sorority Chi Omega during their Greek Week competitions. After college, she moved to Livermore to be closer to her parents & brother who had relocated there a year earlier. She quickly realized that her life was empty without music and soon joined Artisan, an East Bay semi-professional band, as lead vocalist. She never looked back! Lauren has performed at countless corporate functions, huge 350+ attendee weddings, large private parties, community events and charitable fundraisers in venues throughout the SF Bay Area.