Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Faculty and Staff Directory

Lauren Warnecke, M.S.

Title/s:  Instructor of Dance

Office #:  Mundelein 1111

Phone: 773.508.7510

Email: lwarnecke@luc.edu


Lauren Warnecke (she/her/hers) is a freelance culture reporter appearing regularly in the Chicago Tribune and on WGLT Radio. She reviews dance for the Tribune and previously wrote for See Chicago Dance, serving as editor from 2018-2021. During that time, Lauren co-facilitated dance writing intensives with the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience in Durban, South Africa. She has been a resident writer at JOMBA!, the Bates Dance Festival and the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron.

Lauren has presented research on dance training practices at the National Dance Education Organization and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. She published an opinion essay on COVID-19 and the arts in Agenda (2020), and wrote book chapters for two forthcoming anthologies via University of Akron Press and University of Illinois Press. Lauren lives in central Illinois and enjoys cooking, cycling and attempting to grow things in her backyard.



M.S. Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A. Dance, Columbia College Chicago