Lauren Difede

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Joined Boston Ballet School in 2022


Lauren Difede was born on St. Croix of the U.S. Virgin Islands, but primarily grew up in Houston, TX. She began dancing at age 8 at North Harris Performing Arts (Spring, TX) and is grateful for her versatile training in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, and Tap. Difede graduated from the High School for Performing and Visual Arts (Houston, TX) and then went on to receive her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX).

In 2012 and 2014 Difede attended the Nederlands Dans Theater’s Summer Intensive and had the honor of working with Paul Lightfoot, Sol Leon, Marco Goecke, and Natalie Horecna. Difede has danced for Revolve Dance Company (Houston, TX), Dominic Walsh Dance Theater (Houston, TX), Untitled Collective (NYC, NY), Infinite Movement Ever Evolving (Houston, TX), and Spindle City Ballet (Fall River, MA). Difede is currently a Company Dancer with Newport Contemporary Ballet (Newport, RI).