Photo by Kevin Kelley

Photo by Kevin Kelley


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). 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.

Since arriving in Seattle, Linder has performed with The Three Yells, 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. In 2019 Linder performed in The Three Yells’s newest work, A Crack in the Noise, which premiered at the Cornish Playhouse. Currently, Linder is a member of The Pat Graney Company, working towards the premeire of Pat’s newest work, Attic set for 2020.

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 Ease Drama in Beijing and Ballard Academy of Music and Dance.