Name:  Lauren Suflita Skrabalak
Title:  Adjunct Faculty of Dance
Education:  M.F.A., Dance (Performing Arts), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.F.A., Ballet (Performing and Teaching Emphases), University of Utah
Office:  230 Johnson Hall   
Phone:  803/323-2287
Area(s):  Ballet, Contemporary, Anatomy, and Pilates

Lauren Suflita Skrabalak graduated cum laude and earned her B.F.A. in Ballet (Performing and Teaching Emphases) from the University of Utah in 2002. While on scholarship, her undergraduate performing career includes a guest artist role with Ballet West and dancing with the Utah Ballet. This allowed for an opportunity to travel abroad to Taipei, Taiwan performing a soloist role in Balanchine's famed ballet Concerto Barocco. She also danced on the Medals Plaza stage during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. After graduation, Skrabalak danced professionally, choreographed and taught for Bodiography Contemporary Ballet in Pittsburgh. As a principal dancer, she was privileged to have worked with choreographers like Ze'eva Cohen, Emeritus Chair of Princeton University's Dance Department, Tony nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett, and former principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, the late Johan Renvall. During her seven year stay with the company, she was promoted to Rehearsal Director as well as the Assistant Director of the conservatory. Her works have appeared at the Byham Theater, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, as well as Winthrop's own Johnson Theatre, and she has extended her teaching talents to the following schools: University of Utah, Point Park University, Carnegie Mellon University, West Virginia University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Washington & Jefferson College, McDaniel College, La Roche College, and Northwest School of the Arts where she was invited to be part of a choreographic residency for their 2nd Annual Repertory Scholarship Concert. Skrabalak earned her M.F.A. in Dance (Performing Arts) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and graduated Spring 2013 with honors. Currently, she resides in Charlotte with her husband and two sons, is on faculty for the Charlotte Ballet Academy, teaches at Iron Butterfly Pilates, and is the Rehearsal Director for Bodiography Contemporary Ballet- Charlotte.