Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Lauren Winstead has been dancing since the age of 4. At the age of 7 she began competing numerous dance styles and she won numerous regional and national dance titles. In 2006 she graduated high school and began studying ballet & modern at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Quixotic’s contemporary vision appealed to Lauren in September of 2011. Lauren added aerial dance into her training only weeks after joining the company. She has now performed with and choreographed for Quixotic for the past 5 years in many festivals and venues internationally and throughout the states. Lauren gave birth to her beautiful baby girl, Aurora last August. Since then, she has continued to perform and choreograph for Quixotic as well as getting more involved behind the scenes; trying her hand at stage managing & directing. Lauren is excited to be one of the newest members of The Pulse faculty! Her stern yet spunky personality gives her classroom both discipline and laughter in an environment that's truly unique.