LAUREN GRANT, honored with a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award for her decades of outstanding performance with the Mark Morris Dance Group, appeared in nearly 80 of Morris's works from 1996-2020. Some of her most well-known roles include Marie in The Hard Nut, the Nurse in Romeo & Juliet, On Motifs of Shakespeare, her featured role in Eleven from Mozart Dances, and her pairing with Morris in From Old Seville. Grant has staged Morris's dances for his company and university students, and has served on faculty at The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center, in higher education, and at schools across the globe. Grant earned her M.F.A. in 2018 and has since contributed articles to The Dance Enthusiast, Dance Education in Practice, Ballet Review, Dance Magazine, and InfiniteBody. She joined Mark Morris Dance Group's Development Department in 2020 and currently acts as Individual Giving Coordinator, Partners.