The talent, the charm, the beauty and the humor, which Lauren Gottlieb exudes in her everyday life, also carries through to her performances both on-screen and on the dance ﬂoor. She has so very quickly established herself as one of Hollywood’s rising stars and one of the most sought-after dancers in the world.
America ﬁrst saw Lauren take the stage on Season 3 of FOX Network’s hit reality series “So You Think You Can Dance”. Her love for dance and undeniable gift landed her a spot in the ﬁnal six contestants. Once the season was over, the producers could not bare to have Lauren leave and quickly found a way for her return. Along with assisting the biggest choreographers attached to the show such as Tyce Diorio, Napoleon and Tabitha, and Mia Michaels during seasons 4, 5, and 6, Lauren was also chosen to travel on the Season 5 audition tour as the highlighted choreographer for the “Choreography round.” Lauren’s consistency, love for the stage, and passion for mentoring others made her an obvious choice to return as an All-Star for seasons 7, 8, and 9. This opportunity was a huge milestone at the beginning of her career as a professional dancer/choreographer.
While still too young to audition for the show, Gottlieb assisted choreographer Tyce Diorio, during So You Think You Can Dance (Season 2) in 2004. Thereafter in 2005, Gottlieb participated in season three of So You Think You Can Dance (2005), and was a finalist.
Between seasons on the show, Lauren performed with artists such as Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Shakira, Sean Kingston, Carrie Underwood, Willow Smith, and Enrique Iglesias. She gave private dance lessons to celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Tobey Maguire. She appeared as a dancer in the movies Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), Disaster Movie (2008), and Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009) and the award-winning musical comedy Glee (2009). Her first shot at acting was on the television show Ghost Whisperer
Between seasons on the show, Lauren has continued leaving her mark in the industry performing with artists such as Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Shakira, Sean Kingston, Carrey Underwood, Willow Smith, and Enrique Iglesias. She made her way onto the big screen appearing in movies such as Hannah Montana: The Movie, Disaster Movie, and Bring It On: Fight To The Finish. She was honored to become a private dance coach to some of the biggest celebrities in the business such as Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Tobey Maguire. She became a featured dancer on the award-winning musical comedy, “Glee” in the hit rival crew “Vocal Adrenaline”. But it wasn’t until Jennifer Love Hewitt gave Lauren her ﬁrst shot at acting on her show “Ghost Whisperer” that she found a new passion.
Lauren made a seamless transition into acting as she Guest Starred on ABC Family’s “Make It Or Break It” and CBS series, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Each role she found herself falling more in love with acting. Continuing her stride, Lauren starred in “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” in an epic dance battle against the Chipettes as well as the CGI for the character, “Alvin.”
Lauren’s fearlessness and dedication to stepping outside her comfort zone to continue her growth as an artist was soon tested when she joined the cast as the lead female in India’s highly anticipated, ﬁrst ever, 3D dance ﬁlm, “AnyBody Can Dance” (popularly known as ABCD) releasing worldwide in February 2013. Lauren spent 3 months learning Hindi, Bollywood techniques, and ﬁlming in Mumbai alongside Indian ﬁlm stars Prabhudheva, Kay Kay Menon, and Ganesh Acharya as well as stars from their hit danceshow “Dance India Dance”, Salman Yusuff Khan and Dharmesh Yelande. Director Remo D’Souza was a fan of Lauren’s when she was on “So You Think You Can Dance” and said he knew he would one day bring her to Bollywood.
After being a part of one of the most successful films of 2013 in India, Lauren is now one of the contestants in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Dancing with the Stars.
From “So You Think You Can Dance” to multiple guest appearances on hit television shows to making her debut as the lead in a full length Bollywood feature ﬁlm, Lauren Gottlieb has become a true international celebrity.
International dancer-actress Lauren Gottlieb, who made her Bollywood debut with Remo D'Souza's directorial venture ABCD' (Any Body Can Dance), wants to shake a leg with Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor.
"I love Hrithik... he is not only an amazing actor but a brilliant dancer. He is the God of dance here. I would love to dance with him. And also with Ranbir, he is cute and good looking actor," Lauren told PTI.
The 25-year-old is the winner of the American reality show So You Think You Can Dance and last year she made her entry into the B-town with the 3D dance film.
Now, she has put on her dancing shoes to participate in dance reality show Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa.
"I am excited to do the show. Even I am from a dancing background doing this show is not easy for me. I am learning Bollywood dance...and it is the latkas and jhatkas that I am finding difficult.
"This is all new to me and it is quite tough for me to do these dance moves with those expressions. I am up for the challenge," she said.
As far as acting in films is concerned, she has quite a few offers in hand but is not willing to share any details about it now.