Lauren Warnecke is a freelance dance writer and critic based in Chicago, IL, currently writing at the Chicago Tribune, and formerly for SeeChicagoDance and Windy City Times. Additionally Lauren contributes regularly to Chicago Magazine and Createquity, and has credits at Dance Magazine, Huffington Post, and Pointe, among others. She is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Art Intercepts, a Midwestern-focused critical dance blog created in 2009. In addition to writing, Lauren is an adjunct instructor at Loyola University Chicago in the Dance and Exercise Science programs and teaches group fitness classes. She has created presentations, courses, and curricula for universities, professional, and pre-professional organizations; presented at national and international conferences; and, for over a decade, managed extra-curricular arts programs for youth and adults in the non-profit sector. She holds degrees in dance (BA) and kinesiology (MS) is certified in a few random things, including the Cecchetti Method, olympic weightlifting, personal training and urban composting. Tweet Lauren @artintercepts.