Lauren A. Cook is a vocalist, educator, and arts administrator with performance credits in opera, musical theatre, cabaret, oratorio, and art song. She is on the faculty of the Holden Voice Program at Harvard University and maintains a private studio where she specializes in training crossover classical and musical theatre singers. Her students have been seen in performances with various local and regional companies such as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Apollinaire Theatre Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and Moonbox Productions. With research interests in the topics of consent and self advocacy for singers as well the effects of the health and wellness industry on performers, she is a frequent masterclass presenter, lecturer, and writer. Lauren is also trained as a stage director and intimacy choreographer for opera, theatre, and film and has directed or choreographed for MassOpera, Helios Opera, the Greater Boston Stage Company, and Lowell House Opera. She holds a Master of Music in vocal pedagogy from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she studied with Christy Turnbow. She believes that singers of every level deserve evidence-based and ethical teaching, and that people of all backgrounds should be represented on stage.