Lauren Elford discovered her love of dance at age 6 when she began to study ballet and jazz; eventually exploring modern and hip hop. In 2006 she graduated from Valencia College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance Performance and in May 2015, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Some of the places Lauren has had an opportunity to teach and choreograph ballet, modern, and jazz for ages 7 through adult are; Brandon Ballet, Blake High School, The Straz Center, and Hillsborough Community College.  She has performed with Valencia Dance Theater, Lights on Tampa, Tampa Ballet Center, and several independent artists. As a personal trainer, Lauren combines her experience in dance with her knowledge of somatics, TRX Suspension training andGYROTONIC®training to help people understand their own body mechanics, making for an improved quality of life through healthier and more efficient movement.