Lauren "Ren" Williams, a native Washingtonian, has resided in Philadelphia since her graduation from the Duke Ellington in 2005. Having developed a background in ballet and modern, Lauren has also ventured into other areas of performance art, earning a BA in theater from Temple University in 2009. She has pursued freelance dance work, with companies such as Dance Fusion, Underground DanceWorks, and SWERVE under her belt. She has also pursued a career in stage combat, awarding her the title of Advanced Actor Combatant with the SAFD, SAFDi, NSFS, BASSC, and FDC. Ren currently choreographs under the name RenZoku DanceWorks, and currently co-directs the ETC Performance Series. MUSE is just one part of a grand project Ren hopes to take on in the future.