Director / Owner
Lauren Vieira ARAD RAD RTS, Adv. Dipl. Classical Ballet (Munich Ballet Academy, Germany)
Lauren started dancing at the age of 2 on the far North Coast of NSW, and completed major examinations in RAD, BBO and National Character while being taught by her Mother, June Vieira. After receiving a scholarship from Tanya Pearson to attend Ecole Ballet Studio’s in Sydney, under the direction or Jane Allyn, Ashley Killar and Kit Lethby, Lauren was invited to commence the full time training course. Here she completed her RAD Advanced Exam and performed soloist roles in many works and numerous times at the Bodies Festival and the Sydney Opera House. Lauren was soon accepted into the English National Ballet School in London and Munich Ballet Academy. After moving to Germany, Lauren completed her 3 year Advanced Diploma in Professional Classical Ballet. She was taught by world reknowned teachers, including Prof. Heinz Manniegal, Alexander Prokofiev (who trained with Rudolph Nureyev), Prof. Konstanza Vernon (director) and prima ballerina Elena Pankova. She also preformed many times at the Munich State Opera House including La Bayadere with the Bavarian State Ballet Company. Lauren then decided to join her fiancé at Circus Krone, where she danced soloist roles and was able to perform with elephants for nearly 4 years.
Lauren taught locally for 2.5 years before establishing VDSE in 2012. She has since had 2 beautiful children, became a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance, is a permanent guest teacher at Ecole Ballet and Dance Theatre in Sydney and Canberra Dance Theatre, and still performs locally in events around Canberra.
Lauren holds Senior First Aid and Working with Vulnerable people check (ACT)