Lauren Buchardt is a native of Peterborough Ontario, but moved to Toronto as a teenager to attend Canada's National Ballet School. She graduated from the professional ballet program and then moved to Amsterdam to further her training. There she danced with the Dutch National Ballet as an apprentice, the Dutch Don't Dance Division, and earned her B.A. in dance through the Amsterdam School of the Arts. She moved to Montreal in 2013, where she soon met Lisa, who was then in the process of starting Danse à la Carte. She now freelances with companies such as Ballet Ouest, Cork City Ballet, and various other collectives. She studies Psychology at McGill University and teaches pilates and ballet at various studios. Lauren is happy to be part of the DAC équipe as a communications and marketing assistant and receptionist!