Artistic Director and Choreographer
Lauren has choreographed over fifty professionally produced concert pieces nationally and internationally. Her work has been co-produced by: Florence Dance Festival, Le Murate Arts Complex, Florence, Italy, AEF, Florence Italy and Pompeii, Italy, Body-Mind Centering, Ghent, Belgium; La Manufacture Danse Center, Aurillac, France; Open Performance Series, Movement Research Center, NY, NY; Fringe Festival, Greensboro, NC; Greenhill Center for NC Arts, Greensboro, NC; NC Dance Festival, Greensboro, NC; Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA; City Government, Changshu, China; Brand Library Series, Glendale, CA: Spectrum Dance Series, Hollywood, CA: Dance Under the Stars Festival, Palm Springs, CA; Haugh Performing Arts Center, Glendora, CA; and the Fountain Theatre Festival of Solos and Duets, Hollywood, CA.
"Kearns holds her M.F.A. in Choreography and Performance and an M.A. in Dance Education and Theory from UCLA, national certifications in Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Alignment Based Yoga, and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 instructor as well as a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. She is also a comprehensively trained Pilates educator by Balanced Body in all levels of mat and apparatus. In addition to her professional dance career, Kearns is a Professor of Dance, Director of Dance Science, the founding Coordinator of the BFA and BS Dance Program, and the former Chair of the Elon University Department of Performing Arts. She has written scholarly articles on her somatic dance technique and multimedia research. Her textbook, Somatics in Action: A Mindful and Physical Conditioning Tool for Movers, published by Handspring Publishing, was released in fall 2017.