Lauren Compton was born in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She grew up dancing at a small studio, and loved all different styles of dance. She attended Michigan State University where she majored in neuroscience and minored in dance. She performed with the MSU Orchesis Dance Company and taught ballet at a nearby studio. Now, Lauren attends MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown, MA, pursuing a graduate degree in occupational therapy. As someone who has danced her whole life and values inclusion and accessibility, Lauren is very excited to be working with Abilities!