An alumni of DSD, Lauralei has danced and coached competitively for over 18 years. She will graduate from Wayne State University in December 2019, with a Bachelor of Science in Education; with a major in Learning Design & Technology, and a minor in Dance. She is co-founder of the Oxford High School and Oxford Middle School Dance Teams; and has served as a coach to both teams. Most recently, she was a member of the Wayne State University Dance Team and was Head Coach of the Chippewa Valley High School Varsity Dance Team. Both Lauralei and her students have received numerous titles and top awards throughout Michigan and across the nation. In addition to completing her degree, she currently works as a full-time training and development Instructional Designer in downtown Detroit.