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Lauren Lovette was born in Thousand Oaks, California and began studying ballet at the age of 11 locally at California Dance Theatre, and received additional training at the Cary Ballet Conservatory in Cary, North Carolina.

She attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summers of 2004 and 2005 and enrolled at SAB as a full time student in 2006.

In October 2009, Ms. Lovette became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in September 2010. She was promoted to soloist in February 2013 and to principal dancer in June 2015.

Ms. Lovette has choreographed three works for New York City Ballet: For Clara (2016), Not Our Fate (2017), and The Shaded Line (2019).


  • Apollo (Calliope)
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
  • Coppélia (Waltz)
  • Duo Concertant
  • Episodes
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Butterfly, Divertissement)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Marzipan, Dolls)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • "Rubies" from Jewels
  • Serenade
  • Sonatine
  • La Sonnambula
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in C (Third Movement)
  • Union Jack
  • Walpurgisnacht Ballet
  • Vienna Waltzes


  • Bournonville Divertissements (Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)
  • La Sylphide (The Sylph)


  • Jeux


  • Bal de Couture
  • Romeo + Juliet (Juliet)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora, Ruby, White Cat, Princess Florine)
  • Stabat Mater
  • Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre)


  • The Times Are Racing
  • Year of the Rabbit


  • Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Russian Seasons


  • 2 & 3 Part Inventions
  • Afternoon of a Faun
  • The Cage
  • The Concert
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • The Four Seasons (Spring)
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • Interplay
  • In the Night
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer
  • West Side Story Suite (Maria)


  • American Rhapsody
  • DGV: Danse à Grand Vitesse
  • Les Carillons
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • Mercurial Manoeuvres
  • Polyphonia
  • Soirée Musicale (NYCB Premiere)
  • This Bitter Earth

Warren Carlyle

  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet


  • Les Bosquets

Pontus Lidberg

  • The Shimmering Asphalt

Benjamin Millepied

  • Neverwhere

Peter Martins

  • Mes Oiseaux

Justin Peck

  • Belles-Lettres

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Voices

Gianna Reisen

  • Judah

Susan Stroman

  • "Frankie and Johnny ... and Rose" from For the Love of Duke

Lynne Taylor-Corbett

  • The Seven Deadly Sins

Justin Peck

  • Year of the Rabbit

Christopher Wheeldon

  • Estancia

Anatomy of a Dance

Lauren Lovette on Voices

Lauren Lovette gives insight into the character in her variation in Alexei Ratmansky's Voices that's inspired by the emotion in the 'voice' underpinning Peter Ablinger's score, Japanese actress Setsuko Hara.


Ms. Lovette received the Clive Barnes Award for dance in December 2012 and was the 2012-2013 recipient of the Janice Levin Award.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik

Anatomy of a Dance

Lauren Lovette on THE CAGE

Lauren Lovette discusses the liberating process of getting into the Novice character in Jerome Robbins' experimental work The Cage.