“Put music to our troubles and we’ll dance them away”Aaron Weiss
Name: Lauren Gore
- Classical 30%
- Contemporary 40%
- Commercial 80%
- Technique 100%
- Flexibility 80%
- Strength 50%
- Creativity 70%
- Flare 50%
* Total of 150% between Classical, Contemporary and Commercial. Total of 350% across all other categories.
Featured Dancer – Lauren Gore
Lauren trained at Bird College graduating with a Diploma in Dance and Theatre Performance. During her training at Bird College she joined the England Tap Team and competed in the World Tap Championships winning third place as a female soloist. In her final term at college, she received the Doreen Bird Award presented by Gillian Lynne.
Credits include Wella Hair at Work 2010, The X Factor Live results show 2010; dancing for Olly Murs and Diana Vickers, resident dancer on Britain’s Got Talent, Made in Chelsea, George ASDA Fashion show, 02 Commercial with JLS, James Morrison’s music video ‘Slave to the Music’, Model for “Shop Direct” catwalk show, Original cast member of The Northern Tap Company’s ‘Soundz Extraordinary’ Debenhams Party wear Advert, Text Santa 2010, ‘Queen’ concert in Amsterdam, X Factor 2011 dancing for Kelly Clarkson, Olly Murs, Featured partner in Adam Garcia’s Got to Dance performance, Original cast member of Dancers Inc ‘Tap it up’, Dr Dre beats headphones, Denise Pearson music video “Freak Dance”, Temi Dollface music video, X Factor performance for JLS, and One Direction, Heineken Bollywood show Cairo, and Swing Ensemble member of West Ends Thriller Live 2012. Original cast member of “Tap a Story” Resident dancer for upcoming artist A*M*E including “Heartless” music video, “Baseline Drops” at V-inspired, Daybreak, Friday Night download and Alesha Dixon’s street dance. Also Co-founder of the brand new all female tap group “BellaBeats”.
Lauren is Assistant choreographer for Thriller Live and was dance captain on the Korean Tour, she worked on a contempory dance project with the Balletboyz and produced and choreographed a tap show for a leading cruise ship “Kings of Tap” 2014. Her tap work continued throughout 2014 working alongside Adam Garcia for the second time and assisted on a recent TV show “Get your act together” Lauren has recently finished her contract as Dance Captain/Swing in Thriller Live West end where she also became Assistant Choreographer.
1. At what age did you start dancing?
At 5 years old. I did Tap Ballet Modern and Acrobatics.
2. Where did you train professionally? If you did not have formal training how did you learn?
Bird College for 4 years (1 years Prevocational course and 3 year Diploma on a Scholarship)
3. What is your favourite thing about being a dancer?
They way you can be in the worst mood and then you put the music and you forget the world and dance.
4. Who/what is your biggest inspiration/reason and why?
I haven’t really got an inspiration as such, i just look up to a lot of people, mainly people who have made a successful business in the dance career, producers, creators, choreographers.
5. If you weren’t a dancer, what do you think you would be doing?
I would probably be in Fashion school.
6. Have you ever had a dance injury and how did you recover and prevent it from happening again?
No (Touch wood)
7. Is there is a piece of advice you wish you had when you were starting out?
Never let anything defeat you, keep pushing through the hard times because there will be something beautiful on the other side!
8. Do you have an interesting story from being in a show or on tour?
I went to South Korea as dance captain on Thriller Live and the production company who were all Korean (didn’t speak a word of english) had built our stage set completely wrong, this was 2 hours before the show was due to start, so i had to re block the whole show top to bottom without a set in 2 hours….it was a struggle but we put a good damm good show on!
9. What is the most exciting dance job you have had so far?
I think my most enjoyable performance was 2013, my performance with Adam Garcia on Got to Dance!
10. What is your dream dance job?
I would love to dance for Usher or Janet Jackson!