Lauren Cook is a Contemporary Dance Artist, Choreographer, Educator, Artistic Director of Alias Dance Project, and owner of the Cornerstone Studio.
Since graduating from Ryerson University’s Dance Performance program in 2005, Lauren has created over 20 unique works with her company Alias and as a commissioned artist. She has performed the work of dozens of Toronto and Montreal’s leading contemporary and street dance artists and has taught, produced and curated dance events for both pre-professional and professional dance communities.
While Lauren is a committed performer and choreographer, she is also a sought after educator. She has been conducting her unique contemporary dance practice at Ryerson University since 2016. She also works as a creative mentor and educator for PROLOGUE and TDSB Creates. Lauren founded and produced 3 seasons with Pivotal Motion Dance Theatre, which brought together over 50 young dancers between the ages of 8 and 17 to work with commissioned choreographers towards full length theatre productions. She has also worked as a choreographer and educator for PULSE, CODE, Peel District, TDSB, Ryerson School of Performance, George Brown, and various private pre-professional training programs across Canada.
Cornerstone embodies Lauren’s commitment to providing a space for fostering a healthy love of dance and movement for kids of all ages in her own local community.
Owner and Director/Instructor, Young Movers, Breaking, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Competitive Contemporary, Competitive Jazz
Competitive Dance Director, Acro, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Competitive Acro, Musical Theatre, Competitive Contemporary, Competitive Jazz
Studio Manager/Instructor, Young Movers, Acro, Ballet, Strength Conditioning, Jazz, Fun with Fitness
Instructor, Young Movers, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Competitive Lyrical, Competitive Contemporary