Lauren Naslund has been dancing with Andrew Jannetti & Dancers since 1985. She grew up in Chicago, where she began her modern dance studies with Frances Allis. She holds degrees in biology from the University of Chicago and Harvard University. While pursuing her studies, she danced in Chicago with A Dance Ensemble and in the Boston area with the Performing Arts Ensemble and the Massachusetts Dance Ensemble. Lauren moved to New York in 1984 to work with the theater/dance company Plath/Taucher Productions. She joined Anna Sokolow's Players' Project in 1989, and continues to work with its successor company, the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, as a performer and assistant in the reconstruction of Sokolow repertory. She has performed the work of Charles Weidman and Doris Humphrey with Deborah Carr's Theatre Dance Ensemble and under the direction of Gail Corbin, and also works with Rae Ballard's Thoughts in Motion. Lauren has taught dance technique and repertory workshops in New York City and in France.

Lauren Naslund in “Mother, May I” at the Cunningham Studio, NYC

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Jessica Lewis is a student at the Gallatin School for Individualized Study at New York University, concentrating in Interdisciplinary Arts Studies Through a Cinematic Lens. Jessica Lewis began dancing when she was 2 years old.  She began to make dances when she was 5 years old, under the supervision and mentorship of Andrew Jannetti, and has been a featured choreographer in many major dance festivals throughout the New York area. She has been studying acting, dance, choreography, music, music composition, film, and writing, since a very young age in New York City, where she has lived her whole life. She attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts, from which she graduated with national honors as a vocal major (focusing on jazz and classical music). She was a member of the 92nd Street Y "Young Master's Company," and has performed with the Anna Sokolow Theater Dance Ensemble. Jessica has studied at the Joffrey Ballet School, Ellen Robbins, Dancewave Inc., Alvin Aliey School of Dance, The Martha Graham Studio, Merce Cunningham Studio, Jessica Nicoll, Diane Jacobowitz, Jeanette Stoner, Jay T. Jenkins, Tara Summerville, Janet Panetta, Anabella Lenzu, and Kathy Posin. She has been a junior member, and now a member, of Andrew Jannetti & Dancers, since she was thirteen.

Andrew Jannetti & Jessica Lewis in “Moods Swing” Cunningham Studio, NYC choreography by Jessica Lewis

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