Mr. Lauer began his training with Beverly Hugg at the Flagstaff School of Ballet in his home town of Flagstaff, Arizona. At the age of 14, he moved to Los Angeles to train with Donald Hewitt at the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts. Mr. Lauer has attended summer workshop programs with Vail International Dance, Boston Ballet, Virginia School of the Arts, American Ballet Theatre and Milwaukee Ballet. He has also trained with Petrus Bosman and David Keener at the Virginia School of the Arts. After graduating from VSA, he danced with Milwaukee Ballet II under the direction of Rolando Yanes and Michael Pink. Mr. Lauer has been featured in Antony Tudor’s Continuo, Mary Beth Cabana’s Springtide, and as Snow King in Ballet Tucson’s The Nutcracker.