New York City Ballet
Â Lauren King was born in Massapequa Park, New York, and began her dance training at the age of 10 with Jane Miller, Luba Gulyaeva, Ali Pourfarrokh, and Lynn Glauber at the American Theater Dance Workshop, the official school of the Eglevsky Ballet Company, in New Hyde Park, New York. Ms. King performed with the Eglevsky Ballet Company during its 2000-2001 season. Â In the fall of 2001, Ms. King entered the full-time program at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, became an apprentice with NYCB in the fall of 2003. As an apprentice Ms. King danced a featured role in Michel Fokine’s Chopiniana, performed by SAB as part of New York City Ballet’s 2004 winter season, and she originated a corps role in Susan Stroman’s Double Feature. Ms. King joined New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in June 2004 and was promoted to soloist in February 2013.Â Since joining NYCB, Ms King has been featured in works by George Balanchine including:Â Ballo della Regina, CoppĂ©lia, Divertimento No. 15, George Balanchine’s The Nutcrackerâ„˘, La Sonnambula, Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2,and La Valse, Peter Martinsâ€™ Fearful Symmetries, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, Jerome Robbinsâ€™ The Four Seasons and Glass Pieces, Christopher Wheeldonâ€™s Mercurial Manoeuvres in addition to creating roles in Peter Martins: Ocean’s Kingdom, Benjamin Millepied: Why am I not where you are and Two Hearts, Justin Peck: Year of the Rabbit, Alexei Ratmansky: Namouna, A Grand Divertissement, Lynne Taylor-Corbett: The Seven Deadly Sins and Christopher Wheeldon: Estanci.