Lauren Belskey has been teaching dance locally for over a decade, where she has directed and choreographed for many dance companies, teams and other organizations. Lauren graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County as a Linehan Scholar with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance. She was a member of Major Definition, UMBC Dance Team and UMBC BAS Hip Hop Team and choreographed and danced for dance department shows while at UMBC. Lauren holds her Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies and is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance. She has a background in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap and Tumbling. Lauren has extensive pageant experience and has held numerous titles in the Miss America Organization including the title of Miss Frederick 2011 and now coaches contestants. She has found in her dance experience that she not only loves the art but also truly loves sharing it with students.