Background and Experience
Lauren has been passionate about the performing arts since she was a child. Growing up in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, she trained in dance, singing, and drama, and spent her childhood involved in many musicals and productions. She also began writing her own music and playing guitar at 13 years old, finding her vocal strength in soul, blues, jazz, R&B, pop, and musical theatre.
Lauren completed her Bachelor of Performing Arts from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts in Christchurch, in 2012, where she performed in musicals such as "The Music Man", "Cats", and "Disney's Beauty and the Beast." Soon after she gained professional work as Sandy in The Court Theatre's sell out season of "Grease", as well as national touring productions with"THETA" - Theatre in Health Education Trust. Lauren worked exclusively as an ambassador, model, and dancer with the Napier Art Deco Trust, where she became the face of the annual internationally acclaimed Art Deco Weekend.
This led to Lauren moving to Melbourne, Australia, where she regularly performed at the infamous "Broadway Unplugged" sessions, and honed her screen acting skills with Kevin Harrington and Shane Connor at "The Actors Coach".
It didn't take long for Lauren to be cast in one of the newest and most highly anticipated shows from Royal Caribbean Productions "Spectra's Cabaret". She then went on to work with the company as a featured vocalist and vocal captain in original productions of "Sequins & Feathers", "Live, Love, Legs", "The Beautiful Dream", "StarWater", and "Sonic Odyssey".
In 2017, Lauren had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, California to train at the Margie Haber Studios in their ISP Screen Acting Intensive, where she worked with leading Hollywood acting professionals in screen acting technique, comedy, and improvisation.
In 2019 Lauren completed a contract with Celebrity Cruises Productions as a specialty vocalist, performing in Les Farfadais's "Euphoria", as well as multiple other shows. She debuted her headliner show "Divas Through The Decade" in March 2020, and is looking forward to showcasing her newest work in the near future. Watch this space!