Phone: (925) 779-7570 x43006
Degrees and Certifications:
BFA Ballet Performance and Instruction-University of Utah MA Modern Dance for Dance Educators-CSU Long Beach Member of National Dance Education Association
Ms. Lauren de Lucia
Prior to teaching full time, Lauren de Lucia’s 15+ year professional dance career included performing with various ballet companies such as Ballet West, Eugene Ballet Company, Diablo Ballet and many others. Ms. de Lucia has been described as a “major classicist capable of fusing technique, musicality, and sheer verve.” In 2007 Ms. de Lucia earned a Master of Arts in Modern Dance for Dance Educators, at CSU Long Beach. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Performance and Instruction from the University of Utah and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. Ms. de Lucia has taught at various dance schools for the past 20+ years, which included a returning Dance Instructor position at the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Before joining Deer Valley High School Academy of Performing Arts she was a faculty member at the Westlake School of Performing Arts in Daly City and the Contra Costa Ballet Centre in Walnut Creek where she taught various dance classes, rehearsed students for productions and competitions, and choreographed new works.