Joined RCB: 2013
Hometown: Temperance, MI
Training: Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program, Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, Ballet Theatre of Toledo
Other Companies: Lexington Ballet
Favorite Ballet and Role: Favorite ballet is Romeo & Juliet or Giselle, favorite role is Giselle
My favorite color is: I love any color in pastel. Yellow is probably my favorite though.
My favorite food is: Sushi
My favorite movie is: Dirty Dancing
My favorite book is: Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
Favorite band or type of music: I pretty much like all music with the exception of heavy metal.
I have a hobby and it is: Stretching, teaching and choreographing
Favorite non-dance activity: Date nights with my husband, Brendan, taking our puppy on long walks, and making new memories with friends and family.
Favorite Rochester Hangout: Caffe Sasso
First Nutcracker: A mini mouse and fairy with the Toledo Ballet when I was 6
Lauren Tenney received her dance training at Ellison Ballet-Professional Training Program, Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, and Toledo Ballet School. In addition, Ms. Tenney spent her summers at Lexington Ballet, European Ballet, UK, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Ballet Met Columbus, and Toledo Ballet. She also received scholarships at Ellison Ballet Summer Intensive, Bolshoi Ballet Academy International Summer Intensive, and the Nutmeg Conservatory of the Arts International Summer Intensive. Prior to joining RCB, Ms. Tenney danced for three seasons at Lexington Ballet Company and performed in Cinderella, Swan Lake, Firebird, Satanella, and Giselle. She placed 3rd as a Contemporary Soloist and finished top 12 in Classical Semifinals at the Youth America Grand Prix International Competition. Ms. Tenney has performed various roles with Rochester City Ballet including the Snow Queen and English Toffee in The Nutcracker, Autumn Fairy in Cinderella, and in Jamey Leverett's Bravo! Colorado and in the world premiere of InCantation.