Lauren Garside (Apprentice) grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she studied with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School for 11 years and danced with the Richmond Ballet. She performed George Balanchine's Valse Fantaisie in London, England as well as roles such as the Snow Queen in Stoner Winslett's The Nutcracker and the Summer Fairy in Malcolm Burn's Cinderella. She has also performed new works by various choreographers such as Ma Cong, Val Caniparolli, Philip Neal, and Jessica Lang. Additionally; Lauren danced with the Texture Contemporary Ballet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2012. This is Lauren's second season with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.