Lauren Peate, Ballet Mistress


As a Long Island native, Lauren began her ballet training at Seiskaya Ballet in St. James, NY with Valia Seiskaya. She continued her training at the Huntington Ballet Theater with Karen Lynch and Anthony Jones, former dancers of Pacific Northwest Ballet. Her training intensified with private coaching from Russian Prima Ballerina Irina Lebedeva who studied at the State Perm Ballet Academy and danced with The Tchaikovsky Perm Opera and Ballet Theater. During this time, she also studied in NYC at Ballet Academy East, Steps, Studio Maestro and Broadway Dance Center. The last four years of Lauren’s training were under the watchful eye of Marcia Dale Weary and Leslie Hench at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, PA. Lauren has performed roles in classics such as Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Cinderella, Coppelia, Swan Lake, Stars and Stripes, The Toy Soldier, The Sleeping Beauty and La Bayadere. Summer intensives studies include early admission to the Rock School of Ballet in Philadelphia, PA followed by two years at New York State Summer School of the Arts [NYSSSA] in Saratoga, NY, Miami City Ballet in Miami, FL Ballet Academy East in NYC, and several summers at CPYB in Carlisle, PA. Lauren is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has succesfully completed the ABT® Certified Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.