Lauren Poulton

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Lauren studied at the Central School of Ballet. Her most recent and current productions as Movement Director include La Boheme (Opera North), The Cunning Little Vixen (Longborough Festival), Die Entführung and Die Fledermaus (Diva Opera), A Quiet Place (Opera Zuid) and Wuthering Heights (Opéra National de Lorraine); Assistant Director and Revival Movement Director on A Midsummer Night's Dream (Malmo) and as AD (Opéra National de Lorraine) and Restaging Choreographer for Fiddler on the Roof (Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms performance).

Lauren has a close connection with Ballet Cymru, having previously performed in numerous productions, and has choreographed several works‚ creating Carnival of the Animals in collaboration with Symphonia Cymru‚ Kneading YouSpanish Suite and a site specific piece Urban Sprawl‚ in collaboration with URRL artists. Recently‚ Lauren was commissioned to choreograph for the Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company as part of their IGNITE performances.

As an Assistant Movement Director, she worked with choreographers including Patricia Vallis (Sublix‚ Welsh Dance Platform for NDCW)‚ Cathy Marston (Ballet Central)‚ Marc Brew (Ballet Cymru)‚ Jamie Thomson (Ampersandance)‚ Will Tuckett (Covent Garden Dance Company)‚ Lucy Burge (Fiddler on the Roof;Grange Park Opera)‚ Lynne Hockney (Eugene Onegin; Grange Park Opera and Fiddler on the Roof;Malmo Opera)‚ Christopher Hampson and Alexandra Worrall (Johann Strauss Gala).

Other performing credits include Swan Lake (English National Ballet‚ Royal Albert Hall)‚ Les Vêpres Siciliennes (Royal Opera House)‚ Demise (a short film for Inspired Pictures)‚ Firebird (Dance Theatre of Harlem)‚ Giselle (National Ballet of Cuba)‚ and as a choreographer and performer in the Gravity Project‚ an art installation which involved dancing on a stage frosted with salt.

La Rondine - Opera North

In the midst of all the mayhem a breathtaking fight breaks out among four apache dancers, just one element in Lauren Poulton’s always eye-catching choreography.

The Observer (October 2023)

The latter’s crowd scenes embellished by Parisian Apache dancing, powerfully choreographed by Lauren Poulton.

Ilkley Gazette (October 2023)

La Bohème, Opera North

The production is supported with the strong direction of Lloyd and the musical and choreographic equivalent from Balsadonna and Lauren Poulton respectively.

The Review's Hub (October 2019)

...the hustle and bustle of the crowd scene brilliantly choreographed by Lauren Poulton.

The Northern Echo (October 2019)

A Quiet Place‚ Opera Zuid

Lezend in de dagboeken van Dinah denkt Sam terug aan hun jonge jaren‚ omlijst door een jazztrio dat in een schitterende choreografie de geneugten van de Amerikaanse suburbs bezingt. ///
Reading the diaries of Dinah Sam thinks back to their early years‚ framed by a jazz trio with dazzling choreography sings about the joys of American suburbs.

de Volkskrant (November 2018)

Alles ziet er doordacht uit‚ de toeschouwer kan zich probleemloos verplaatsen in elke scènewisseling. Matthew Haskins heeft gezorgd voor een uitgekiende belichting en Lauren Poulton voor een fraai uitgewerkte choreografie. Hoe iedereen beweegt‚ mag gerust voorbeeldig worden genoemd. ///
Everything looks thought through‚ the viewer can easily move around in any scene change. Matthew Haskins has provided sophisticated lighting and Lauren Poulton beautifully elaborated choreography. How everyone moves‚ can safely be called exemplary.

A Quiet Place‚ Opera Zuid (November 2018)