Instructors

Lauren Cook

Lauren Cook is a Contemporary Dance Artist, Artistic Director of Alias Dance Project, Educator,  Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Pilates Instructor 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.

Lauren is a sought after educator. She has been teaching her unique contemporary dance practice at Ryerson University’s Dance Performance Program, since 2016.  With the 3rd and 4th year Dance Performance Program students she focuses on building strength to generate maximum power and speed. She has also worked as a choreographer and educator for PULSE, CODE, Peel District, TDSB, GMD, George Brown, and various public schools and private pre-professional training programs across Canada.

As Director of Alias, Lauren built the Cornerstone Studio, to cross-train the company dancers. Although Alias’ work is contemporary, it is known for its athleticism. The programs offered at the studio, were curated to support the company’s approach to movement, offering a wide variety of programming, ranging from strength conditioning, cardiovascular, mobility and alternative practices. 

Lauren has a passion for movement, creating and fitness. She believes that strong communities build even stronger people. The Cornerstone Studio is made up of a team of instructors and clients  who want to better themselves and those around them, by remaining positive, staying focused and supporting each other.

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