March 13, 2018
Lauren is the Program Director for TGF’s everybody dance! program. Ms. Deck oversees the program’s dance offices and staff, student and parent policies, procedures and registration, family accounts, school partnerships, and program data collection and analysis. Lauren started out as a visual arts instructor and exhibiting artist. She has worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade, most previously at P.S. ARTS. She earned a BA in Studio Art & Entrepreneurial Studies from University of Southern Maine, and has studied at Beverly Hills Lingual Institute, Center for Non-Profit Management, Ojai Foundation, Sol Latino & Salsa Academy in Guatemala and Viver Brasil’s Dancing at the Source in Salvador, Brazil. Lauren has been a dance enthusiast since taking her first West African dance class at age 24. She currently studies Afro-Brazilian dance with Swing Brazil in Venice, and lives in Reseda with her fiancé Samir and their dog Sula.