Lauren Lanza, Studio Director

Lauren1Lauren has been involved in teaching and performing dance for over 20 years and dancing for over 28 years. Her school Starz Performing Arts Academy Inc. is in its 17th year and has over 375 students. Lauren is a graduate of Montclair State University and member of Associated Dance Teachers of NJ. The East Rutherford location is just ten miles outside of NYC; which gives Lauren and her student’s the opportunity to take advantage of all the wonderful classes and dance performances that go on everyday in the city. Lauren graduated from Montclair State University in 1995 with a degree in Fine and Performing Arts. She was a member of the MSU dance company and the choreographer for the sorority Sigma Delta Tau while at MSU. Lauren performed and choreographed many performances while getting her degree. Lauren has taught from the age of two to adult . She has the patience to teach the beginner as well as the knowledge and discipline to teach the very advanced dancer. Lauren continues to take classes to hone her skills in the ever changing world of dance, so that she can bring the latest steps, music and safety skills to her students. Lauren has worked with various production companies in Atlantic City, Boston, Philadelphia and various venues through out New York and New Jersey. Lauren has choreographed for high schools and has judged national dance competitions.Her dancers have gone on to dance in college level programs and dance and model professionaly all across the tri-state area. Lauren continues to try to read, see and experience everything she can about the world of dance. Dance is not something she does, it is something she must do, it is who she is. Lauren has also added Mom to her bio;  her children are a great joy and they love all their friends at Starz. Lauren loves all her students and hopes that they will get a glimpse of this beautiful art through their weekly classes and that they enjoy dance as much as she loves to teach it.