Lauri MacLean has dedicated her career to the advancement of artistic jazz dance. Noted for a distinctive style that blends athleticism with technique, she has spent the past twenty- five years establishing her reputation as a premiere teacher and choreographer of jazz, most notably through her former studio, Jazzworx. Her students have gone on to work in theater, national TV commercials, prime time television and in live concert companies as well as gained acceptance into prestigious collegiate dance programs. MacLean trained in Chicago, L.A. and NYC with many jazz dance. She was selected as Bridgeport Artist of the Month in June 2012 by the Bridgeport Arts and Culture Council.