Ms. Lauren Crawford Reynolds opened Rapture Dance Company's doors for the first dance class on April 18th, 2016. Ms. Reynolds is the Owner and Artistic Director of Rapture Dance Company. She began dancing at the age of five and has been teaching and choreographing throughout the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area for almost 15 years. She grew up dancing in the Northern Kentucky area in many different genres as a competitive dancer, traveling to competitions and conventions within the tristate. At the young age of twenty-two years old, she graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with a focus on Dance and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Opening her own dance studio has been a dream since she was 10 and it's been surreal to see her dream become reality. As an educator, she is well known for her mentoring capabilities and ability to inspire others through positivity and growth within the artform of dance. Ms. Reynolds has high expectations for Rapture Dance Company and her students. She thoroughly enjoys watching her students grow year after year in their dance education and confidence. She is looking forward to another wonderful season with our dance family!
Words from our students
"I started taking classes at Rapture Dance Company the very first year they opened and have been with the company throughout my whole competitive dance career. I’ve had the great privilege of watching the studio grow into what it is today from the amazing work of the incredible staff at Rapture. My teachers have always believed in me since day one and have always supported my journey throughout life. My teammates were also there for me every step of the way and I’ve created so many amazing memories with them. I’m very grateful to say that I now have dance friends for life because of Rapture. My time at Rapture was full of amazing experiences and nurtured through a positive atmosphere that extends beyond its walls. From top to bottom, it is truly a family that cares for one another and supports one another."
- Alumna, class of 2023
"I first started at Rapture Dance Company the very same year they opened and have been with them ever since! The time I spent at Rapture was nothing short of amazing! To this day, some of my greatest life memories haven take place there! From the staff members to the students, there is a real family atmosphere! I always felt an immense amount of love and support from all my teachers and peers throughout my time there! Not only did I get to improve my technique and dance skills, but I also gained a lot of self confidence along the way! Rapture will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I am truly grateful for all the opportunities it has give me over the years!"
- Alumna, class of 2023
“Rapture Dance Company is so different from any studio I’ve ever been to. The vibe here promotes happiness as well as hard work. I love the small class sizes and the attention each student gets because of it. Our teachers teach us more than just a shuffle step and tour jeté. We learn the importance of our bodies and our stories. We learn to throw ourselves into our dances and give every ounce of energy that we have. We learn that dance is so much more than moves that we are taught and string together. We are so grateful for the art we create together. The time we spend inside the walls of the studio will always be remembered after our years here. Thank you for giving us a home and a safe place. Thank you for creating a family of people who love to not only dance but support one another every step of the way. Rapture Dance Company is truly more than a studio; it is a group of loving teachers, hard-working parents, and dedicated students.”
- Alumna, class of 2018