Lauren Linder is a freelance dancer and choreographer based in Seattle, WA. Originally from Muncie, Indiana Linder’s choreographic work has been presented at the Erickson Theater (Seattle), the Iron Factory (Philadelphia), RAD Dance Fest (Kalamazoo, MI), the Seattle International Dance Festival Spotlight Series, the Converge Dance Festival (Seattle), the Inlay Dance Festival (Seattle), the Seattle International Dance Festival through Sanity Café, Ktisk Contemporary Dance through Access Velocity (Seattle), and On the Boards Open Studio (Seattle). Most recently, her work The Beginnings of an Emergent Truth About Whipped Cream received a 2017 Dance Crush Award from Seattle Dances. Read Linder’s Dance Crush Spotlight HERE. In June 2018 Linder curated and co-produced an evening length duet show, Double Vision with Philadelphia choreographer, Sean Thomas Boyt. Read more HERE.
Since arriving in Seattle, Linder has performed with Alice Gosti, Petra Zanki, DangerSwitch!, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Melinda Jean Meyers, the Baker-Tarpaga Dance Project, Anna Krupp, and Adriana Hernández in Velocity’s Bridge Project among others. In 2016 Linder performed as a member of Kris Wheeler’s improvisational ensemble, K(no)w Between.
In 2018 Linder toured 365, a solo work created by Petra Zanki, to the Dance Week Festival in Zagreb, Croatia and WOW Café Theater in New York City. An excerpt of the work was presented at Velocity Dance Center’s 2018 Fall Kick-Off. Currently, Linder is working with The Three Yells directed by Veronica Lee-Baik for the premiere of her newest work, A Crack in the Noise set to premiere in February 2019 at the Cornish Playhouse.
Linder holds a B.F.A. in Dance with honors and a B.A. in Spanish from The University of Iowa where she was recipient of the Iowa Center for the Arts Scholarship. Linder received additional training at Bates Dance Festival, Strictly Seattle, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, The Paul Taylor Summer Dance Intensive, and interned with Hubbard Street Dance where she was on scholarship at Lou Conte Dance Studio. Linder is a teaching artist with Lathyrus Theater, Ease Drama, and Ballard Academy of Music and Dance.