Lauren Fadeley was born in Orlando, FL, 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 at age 15, after attending SAB for three consecutive summers, Ms. Fadeley moved to New York City to study there full-time.
Once completing a year at SAB, Ms. Fadeley was invited by Peter Martins to join New York City Ballet. While there, she performed in numerous works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Mr. 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 featured roles in Peter Quanz' Jupiter Symphony, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Requiem for a Rose, and Matthew Neenan's Pampeana, Keep, At the border, Beside them, they dwell, and La Chasse. She has performed principal roles in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania, Divertissement Pas de Deux), Emeralds and Diamonds from Jewels, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop), Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Striptease Girl), Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Serenade (Waltz Girl); Giselle; Coppélia; Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain (Pas de Deux); and Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan (Wendy).
Ms. Fadeley also has performed featured roles in The Four Temperaments (First Theme, Third Theme, Sanguinic), Agon (Pas de Deux), Ballo della Regina, Messiah, Kazimir's Colours, Cinderella (Summer Fairy), Octet for Strings, Five Tangos, La Sylphide, Barber Violin Concerto, N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land and Petite Mort, and William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite (Pas de Deux 2), 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. She was also one of 14 Pennsylvania Ballet dancers who performed in the Academy Award-winning film Black Swan. She has appeared as a principal guest artist with Carolina Ballet at An Appalachian Summer Festival in Boone, NC in 2012 and with BalletX at the Vail International Dance Festival in 2012 and at The Joyce Theater in New York City in 2013. Ms. Fadeley was promoted to Soloist for the 2011-2012 Season and to Principal Dancer for the 2012-2013 Season. She is married to Principal Dancer Francis Veyette.