Laren Cavicchio is cross-trained in ballet, tap, modern contemporary, and jazz, and has continued her education in these genres for the last four decades. In the last two decades, along with keeping up with her own dance training, she has also pursued and obtained ongoing education in fitness protocols, kinesiology, and has also added ballroom dancing (American Rhythm, Smooth, and International Latin) to her repertoire. She is considered an expert in her field when it comes to technical training, and her methods combine her education and experience in dance as well as her knowledge in exercise science to help dancers achieve their goals.
Laren opened the Continuous Dance Training program in 2018 to give dancers an opportunity to experience her unique and personalized coaching methods, carefully mastered for over 24 years, in a workshop-style setting. The dancers she has coached have gone on to perform and train at a regional and national level as demonstrators and assistants at conventions, and be awarded dance scholarships at competitions and dance conventions. As a result of Laren’s holistic and integrated coaching technique, her dancers have also earned spots in dance departments at the University of Florida, State University of Florida, Central University of Florida, University of South Florida, and have earned partial or full scholarships at the Joffrey Ballet School, and the American Musical and Dramatic Arts Academy in Los Angeles.
As a choreographer, Laren has produced over 130 pieces encompassing different dance styles, and has produced and directed full-length productions of The Nutcracker while residing in Florida. She continues to choreograph for dancers who wish to compete at competitions and showcase their best skills during auditions, and continues to work as a guest educator, choreographer, and coach in Tampa Bay and Orlando.
Laren is a member of the National Dance Education Organization as well as its Florida Chapter (FDEO), and is certified in Ballet through Dance Masters of America. She is proud to be considered a leader in her field while representing dance pedagogy. Her undergraduate education came from professors at Stony Brook University (SUNY), and UMASS Amherst, where she learned about dance theory, history and technique, the Feldenkrais Method, Labanotation, Bartenieff Fundamentals, the Alexander Technique, the Stanislavski Method for actors, as well as psychology, childhood development, and business. She also had a unique opportunity to be exposed to, and study, multiple ballet methodologies during and after college, which includes the French, Vaganova, Balanchine, Cecchetti, RAD, and ABT techniques. She completed her degree at UMASS Amherst while on full scholarship for talent and academic achievement, and graduated Cum Laude. Laren later achieved her MBA, and used her knowledge to help small businesses achieve and sustain their goals.
In addition to her professional experience, Laren believes strongly in philanthropic work and has volunteered over 350 hours at dance magnet schools, senior centers, and local animal shelters. She is active in fundraising and believes in community. If you belong to a cause that needs a little help, please contact us!