Lauren Baines ’08 is one of three winners of the Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award, named for the late newspaper columnist who was a fervent champion of the arts locally and established by the Rotary Club of San Jose.
Baines won the Anna Halprin dance award her senior year at Santa Clara University, where she earned a B.A. and B.S. in theater arts, art history and psychology. This fall she starts the MFA program at Mills College, majoring in choreography and performing. In addition to performing, Baines is project manager for education and artistic programs at Montalvo Arts Center and assistant artistic director for the Cardboard Box Theatre Project.