Lauren Cook - Aerialist / Acrobat | St. Paul, Minnesota(no reviews)
Based In: St. Paul, Minnesota
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I AM LAUREN COOKK
Ever since I could walk I was dancing to whatever music I found along the way. I spent my childhood growing up outside the bustling city of Saint Paul Minnesota and this is where I fell in love with movement and being upside down at Circus Juventas. At the age of 8 I started my circus journey on the unicycle and 12 years later I found myself spending almost 20 hours a week in the air on any aerial discipline I could get my hands around. Anything from aerial rope to bungee trapeze, even a one of a kind act created by my youth circus: double cloud swing. Although I knew I had ... to give up my love of the flying trapeze, and aerial rope when I decided to continue my circus career, I was ready for the challenge of something new!
I attended traditional university, and obtained an associate’s degree in interior design and although it has nothing to do with circus it also taught me the demands higher education holds and after working in the field I knew something was missing. So I went head first into my circus training and decided to continue my circus education and applied to Codarts University of the Arts located in the Netherlands. Upon acceptance, I chose to specialize in dance trapeze. Although it was a new apparatus for me I was ready for the challenge and the adventure. In my three years of training on dance trapeze I believe I have developed an innovative approach to my discipline by exploring a combination of floor work, dynamics, lighting, vulnerability and strength. This led me to the graduation group show piece - Nefeilbata, and my final graduation solo – Light within the Darkness.
In addition to my professional experience, I trained and performed multiple acts across a variety of disciplines at the renowned Circus Juventas. It was during this time that I performed a minimum of three separate acts over a 20 show run annually. With an audience of 800 at each show I performed in front of thousands of spectators each year. I also had solo and group performance opportunities through the Codarts bachelor student program, where we were directed by world renowned directors Francesco Sgrò and Roberto Magro. Since graduation I have had local performance opportunities. My most accomplished thus far is attending Viva Fest Emerging Professional Competition where I took home 3rd Place for my newest dance trapeze act: Wait.
When I am not performing, I am involved with coaching youth and adults in aerial and ground acts at Circus Juventas and with my own company, Volodesto Aerials.
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