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As a dance student, Lawrence trained at the Alberta Ballet School, Vaganova Choreographic Institute (Kirov Ballet Academy), Vancouver Goh Ballet and the National Ballet School. As a dancer, he has danced for the Alberta Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada and a guest artist for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Lawrence’s teaching experience began in 2005 where he became one of the founding members of the ‘Classical Ballet Conservatory of Vancouver’, where he was instrumental in developing a specialized boys curriculum for 3 to 5 year olds. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Chickadee Children’s Dance Project located in Calgary, Alberta.
Lawrence has coached senior dancers internationally and many of his students are dancing professionally in Japan, Canada and Brazil. Lawrence participates in many adjudication roles in Canada and abroad.