Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Lauren Winstead has been dancing off and on since the age of 4. At the age of 7 she began competing numerous dance styles with Miss Dianna’s School of Dance under the direction of Diana Pfaff and Marisa Pfaff-Clevenger, where she has won several different regional and national dance titles with organizations such as KAR and Stage One. 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. As one of the newest dance members of Quixotic she has been training on several different aerial apparatuses and has performed with them in many festivals and venues throughout the country. Bringing her own contemporary flare and whimsical personality to Quixotic’s non-traditional vision has enhanced the quality and clarity of both Lauren and the companies performanc es.