Laureen is a 4-time UCWDC World’s Masters Division (Country Dance Professional Division) Champion (1995-1998) and has won 8 U.S. Open Swing titles in multiple divisions which include, Classic (1995), Superstar (1996 & 1997), Showtime Invitational (1998), Teams (1993, 1994 & 1996), and Showcase (2003) Divisions.
In 1999, a life-changing opportunity crossed her path, so she left California and moved to New York City to be a Principal Dancer in a Broadway musical show called ‘Swing!’
The California Swing Dance Hall of Fame awarded Laureen the Nova Star in 1998, the Rising Star in 2002, and the Shining Star in 2016. In 2014, she was inducted into the World Swing Dance Council’s Hall of Fame.
In January, 2015, the UCWDC (United Country Western Dance Council) inducted Laureen into their Legends of Country Dance category, and in 2016, they inducted her into their Hall of Fame.
She currently resides in San Diego, CA teaching group classes and private lessons out of Starlight Dance Studio.