Lauren Stephens hails from Blackpool, UK. In spite of being just 23 her experiences and skill-set supersede her years. At the age of 3, she was introduced to gymnastics by her mother, who is a senior teacher of Science and sports, as well as being a gymnastics veteran herself. As Lauren’s love of Gymnastics developed she expanded her repertoire to include rhythmic gymnastics, which facilitated her passion for dance and musical theater. By the time Lauren was 7, she was enrolled in a Stage School, where she was trained in her free time in contemporary dance, street dance, and musical theater.
At 11 years old, Lauren was accepted on a music scholarship to Rossall international school on the North-West coast of England, where her love for performing flourished. While still taking classes at Starlight Stage School in her free time, Lauren expanded her knowledge and experience by studying classical and sacred music. She successfully completed the ABRSM syllabus up to Grade 8 levels in Classical Singing and Music Theory with distinctions and went on to perform internationally as a lead soprano with the Rossall Chapel Choir. In her senior year, Lauren was awarded the role of music captain in recognition of her contribution to the creative production of the group.
In 2016, Lauren moved to Berlin. After living in and around Berlin, the lack of musical theater opportunities inspired her to found Musical Theater Society Berlin - an amateur musical theatre company, where ex-pats and native Germans alike meet once a week to geek out over their love of musical theatre. In October 2019 they put on their first cabaret-style show - ‘A Walk Down Broadway’ and just over a year later, despite COVID-19 restrictions, managed to perform ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in a safe, socially distanced environment.
Lauren’s credentials include Event Manager (IHK), as well as over five years’ experience working in managerial roles in various fields relating to event planning - her favorite being organizing music, comedy, and performance events of course! When Lauren came across the Laughing Lizard project, she knew she had to get involved. She can’t wait to see this project come together and build an international performing arts community right here in the heart of Berlin.