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Lauren Fadeley was born in Orlando, FL, where she began her dance training at age four. She trained at the Orlando Ballet School and the School of Performing Arts in Florida, along with summer intensives at The Rock School for Dance Education and The School of American Ballet. In 2000 at age 15, after attending SAB for three consecutive summers, Ms. Fadeley moved to New York City to study there full-time.

 

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Once completing a year at SAB, Ms. Fadeley was invited by Peter Martins to join New York City Ballet. While there, she performed in numerous works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Mr. Martins, and Christopher Wheeldon. After two years with New York City Ballet, Ms. Fadeley decided to further her academic and dance education by attending Indiana University. While at IU, she performed principal roles in Serenade, Sonatine, The Nutcracker, Spring Waters, Cinderella, Who Cares?, Paquita, Napoli, and Allegro Brillante. In May 2007, she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance with an outside field in Kinesiology.

 

 

In March 2011, Ms. Fadeley premiered as Odette/Odile in Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake.  She was also one of 14 Pennsylvania Ballet dancers who performed in the Academy Award-winning film Black Swan.

The original photo taken for the Rock School ~ Lauren was 12 and Francis 17.

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Francis and Lauren re-created the original photo once they were engaged to be married.

 

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