Welcome to the Graham Dance Department webpage!Ms. Parker
Room F4DanceEmail: Lauren_Parker@abss.k12.nc.us
My name is Ms. Parker and I am ecstatic to be teaching dance this year!
I grew up in Rocky Mount, NC and have studied dance since the age of four. Growing up I attended A Step Above Dance Studio and then switched to Kat McCord Dance Inc. I later was accepted into The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and obtained my bachelor of arts in dance with licensure. During my time in college I participated in extracurricular dance performances and coordinated a free dance program for kids in the Greensboro community. I have been exposed to ballet, modern, jazz, pointe, hip-hop, West African, and tap movement throughout my career.
Dance has always been a passion of mine and I cannot wait to share it with the GHS community! As we embark upon the semester we will be learning, creating, and performing modern and jazz dance styles. This will be my first year teaching as a part of the GHS staff, and I hope to create a culture of students that strive for excellence. As a dance student you need to be hard working, and willing to have fun! I choose to teach dance because I believe in the empowerment and creativity that it installs within an individual. Together I am excited to see what we can accomplish.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” –Martha Graham