Lauren Schelfhaudt

Dance Instructor

Originally from Boston, Lauren started dancing at the age of 15 studying and competing in International Latin and Standard. Wanting to take her dancing to the next level she moved to London, England in 2002 for one year to train at the famous studio of Sammy Stopford and Barbara McColl. When she graduated from Merrimack College, she packed her bags to move to New York training under the world famous Vibeke Toft and Allan Tornsberg. Lauren turned professional in 2006 winning numerous regional titles in International Latin. Taking a break from competing in 2011 she focused on teaching youth ,helping juniors become Blackpool finalists. In 2012 Lauren decided to start competing in American Rhythm. She and her partner are the 2014 United States Professional Mambo Champions and 2014 World Professional Salsa Champions.