Saturday, May 28, 2011

Grand Bahama resident, Lauren Carey graduates from Juilliard

Lauren Carey on stage. At The Juilliard School she has danced works by Bronislava Nijinska, Stijin Celis, Larry Keigwin, Ohad Naharin, and Jose Limon.

By The Bahamas Weekly News Team

New York, NY - Lauren Carey is one of only 19 students who graduated last week after 4 years of study from the world famous Juilliard School in New York City. Lauren is a resident of Freeport Bahamas where she will be returning this summer to live with her father Mike Carey, owner of the Bahamian company Carey Marine International.

Lauren began dancing at age 3 with The Academy of Ballet Florida in West Palm Beach Florida with additional training from Demetrius Klein.

Lauren studied and completed 4 years at the Juilliard School in New York City, graduating in a class of 19 students

While continuing her studies at Ballet Florida and performing with the company under the direction of Marie Hale, Lauren was accepted to the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts.

While attending Dreyfoos majoring in dance, Lauren became a member of the

National Honor Society, Dance Honor Society and was president of her senior class.

During those years Lauren studied privately with internationally known dancer and choreographer Dennis Wayne, and additionally spent summers with Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theater and The School of American Ballet. During her first year at Juilliard Lauren organized a free summer outreach program for the children of Freeport. The program exposed the children to dance and performance techniques and encouraged them to express themselves freely through movement. The program was a great chance for them to see the world of dance and all the amazing things it has to offer.

At The Juilliard School she has danced works by Bronislava Nijinska, Stijin Celis, Larry Keigwin, Ohad Naharin, and Jose Limon.

Lauren Carey on her graduation day in New York

Lauren would like to thank her Dad, Mom, and sister Lyndsey who is a dance major at DSOA Highschool of the Arts, for all of their love and support. "I wouldn't be who I am today without you and I love you very much." Thanks also to Ms. Lois Seiler for her friendship and support for my dance education and all the dancing children of the Bahamas!


Lauren Carey and Peter Martins the Artistic Director of New York City Ballet taken after graduation

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