Lauren Treat

Ballet Instructor

Lauren Treat is a dancer and freelance artist in New York City as well as a passionate danceteacher to students of all ages, and a Play and Movement educator at Union Square Play.

She is currently a dancer with MorDance, and has danced professionally with BalletMet Columbus, Milwaukee Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, Lydia Johnson Dance, American Circus Theater, and Artek Ballet. Additionally, she has performed as a recurrent guest artist in Neglia Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’, at Sony Hall, in New York Fashion Week, and for the NY Botanical Garden’s Holiday Show. Originally from upstate New York, Lauren majored in Dance at Walnut Hill School of the Arts in Natick, MA. She received training at Manhattan Youth Ballet, where she danced in both the school and Youth Company, in addition to summer intensives at The School of American Ballet, Miami City Ballet, The Washington School of Ballet, Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Ellison Ballet, Dmanagement, Ajkun Ballet Theater, and Saratoga Regent Ballet. Lauren strives to foster a joy for dance in each of her students and is thrilled to be teaching for the Riverdale Y’s Dance Program for her 5th year.