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Joined ABT 2008
Photo: Jade Young.
Born in Pensacola, Florida, Lauren Post began her dance training at the age of 3. After moving to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, she continued her training under Henry Danton. In 2002, she left home to study, on full scholarship, at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. During her three years there, she danced leading roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, and La Bayadère.
Post attended summer programs at Boston Ballet, Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre, and also studied with ballet teacher Magdalena Maury. She was a 2006 National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Dance. After graduating early, Post danced with Ballet Internationale and Atlanta Ballet.
She became an apprentice with American Ballet Theatre in January 2008 and joined the corps de ballet in June 2008. Her repertory includes an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, the third girl in Fancy Free, Bathilde and Zulma in Giselle, one of the Nutcracker’s Sisters in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, the Ranch Owner’s Daughter in Rodeo, Rosaline’s Friend in Romeo and Juliet, Italian Princess in Swan Lake, Persephone in Sylvia, and a featured role in Raymonda Divertissements.
Post created the Silver Fairy in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty and a featured role in Songs of Bukovina.
* created role