Lauren Flower was born in Fresno, California and began dancing at the age of three. In 2002, Flower moved to Tucson, Arizona and continued their training with Tucson Regional Ballet and Ballet Arts. After attending various ballet summer intensives in New York City, Seattle, and Houston, she accepted a full scholarship in 2011 to continue her training with Houston Ballet II. With two years under the direction of Claudio Muñoz and Sabrina Lenzi of Houston Ballet II, Flower had the opportunity to perform internationally in Lausanne, Switzerland and Toronto, Canada.
In 2013, Flower returned to Arizona and joined Ballet Arizona as a company member. With Ballet Arizona, some of their favorite works to perform included Alejandro Cerrudo’s Second to Last, Ib Anderson’s Swan Lake, and George Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements (Principal). While Flower enjoyed dancing in various repertoires, she had the opportunity to choreograph two new works: ONE and An Ending, A Beginning. These works were performed by artists of Ballet Arizona in the company’s 2015 and 2016 Dancers’ Choice performances.
After four seasons with Ballet Arizona, Flower moved to Boston, Massachusetts to join Boston Ballet as an Artist in 2017. With Boston Ballet, some of Flower’s favorite works to perform included William Forsythe’s Blake Works I, Leonid Yakobsin’s Rodin, and Larissa Ponomarenko’s restaging of Petipa’s Giselle. She also enjoyed touring to Paris, France and Ottawa, Canada. While dancing with the company, Flower was a choreographer for the inaugural Boston Ballet ChoreograpHER Initiative in 2018 where she created their work, Momentous, on Artists of the Boston Ballet.
In 2019, Flower was selected through the ChoreograpHER Initiative to choreograph on Boston Ballet II for their BBII Performance. Passing Through was Flower’s first choreographic commission in February 2020. After three seasons with Boston Ballet, Flower was accepted to choreograph a new work in December 2020 for Dance Lab New York’s Nexus Lab where she virtually created and expanded on the nuances of movement with four select dancers.
Flower is a choreographer, ballet instructor, and contemporary teacher in the Phoenix valley.