Lauren Fadeley was born in Orlando, Florida, where she began her dance training at age four. She trained at the Orlando Ballet School and the School of Performing Arts in Florida, along with summer intensives at The Rock School for Dance Education and The School of American Ballet. In 2000, after attending SAB for three consecutive summers, Ms. Fadeley moved to New York City at age 15 to study there full-time.
Once completing a year at SAB, Ms. Fadeley was invited by Peter Martins to join the New York City Ballet. While there, she performed in numerous works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, and Christopher Wheeldon. After two years with New York City Ballet, Ms. Fadeley decided to further her academic and dance education by attending Indiana University. While at IU, she performed principal roles in Serenade, Sonatine, The Nutcracker, Spring Waters, Cinderella, Who Cares?, Paquita, Napoli, and Allegro Brillante. In May 2007, she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance with an outside field in Kinesiology.
Since joining Pennsylvania Ballet in fall 2007, Ms. Fadeley has originated feature roles in Peter Quanz's Jupiter Symphony, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Reqium for a Rose, and Matthew Neenan's Pampeana, Keep, and At the border. She has also performed featured roles in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Lead Marzipan, Sugarplum Fairy, and Dewdrop), The Four Temperaments (First Theme), Agon (Pas de Deux), Ballo della Regina, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Striptease Girl), Messiah, Kazimir's Colours, Cinderella (Summer Fairy), Octet for Strings, Five Tangos, La Sylphide, Barber Violin Concerto, N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, and In the middle, somewhat elevated. In March 2011, Ms. Fadeley premiered as Odette/Odile in Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake and in May 2012 she performed as Wendy in the company premiere of Trey McIntyre's Peter Pan. She was also one of fourteen Pennsylvania Ballet dancers who performed in the Academy Award-winning film Black Swan. Ms. Fadeley was promoted to Soloist for the 2011-2012 Season and is married to Principal Dancer Francis Veyette.
Ms. Fadeley was promoted to Principal Dancer for the 2012- 2013 Season.