LAUREN DIFEDE was born in St. Croix of the U.S. Virgin Islands but has primarily grown up in Houston, TX.  She began dancing at 8 years old at North Harris Performing Arts in Spring, TX.  Lauren graduated from the dance department at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and, during her Senior year, was awarded an Honorable Mention in modern dance from the National Arts Competition.  Lauren had the opportunity of working with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater as an Apprentice Dancer and shortly thereafter received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.  From 2005- 2012 Lauren studied and performed with Revolve Dance Company in Spring, TX.  In 2012 and 2014 she had the privilege to participate in The Nederlands Dans Theater’s Summer Intensive and, in addition, has also attended numerous other workshops and classes throughout Europe.  In 2013 Lauren had the opportunity to perform with Untitled Collective, in NYC, in their performance From the Feet Up.  Lauren began dancing with Island Moving Company in the fall of 2013.