Lauriane Ogay

Lauriane is a dancer and photographer from Switzerland, residing in NYC since 2012.

As a core member of Passion Fruit dance company, Lauriane has performed at the Guggenheim Museum, MassMoca, Fiaf (French Institute Alliance Française), Lincoln Center, 92Y, American Dance Festival (ADF), Bessies Awards, Crossing the Line Festival, Bridge Street Theater, Dance Place DC, Harlem Stage, New Victory Theater, BAAD!, SummerStage, San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, Spring Up dance festival, MusikFest, Joe’s Pub, Ladies of Hip-Hop festival. She is often called to be the assistant choreographer and external eye for PFDC’s student repertory works.

Lauriane has been an active dancer in the street dance competition/battle realm since she started hip-hop at 14 years old. At 18 she began to travel to countries such as France, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Canada, Japan to participate in street/club dance events, parties and workshops. NYC being the birthplace of hip-hop culture, she later traveled there, which eventually planted the seed for her career switch from a business admin to a professional dancer. She has been a guest competitor for Roundz of Flame, D.I.C.E Battle, Times Square Arts x Behind The Groove. She won WMC (Winter Music conference), Miami, 2012, was a judge of “Street Beats Fringe Festival” Rochester, 2021, “I Like It x Artel 1520” Brooklyn, 2020, “I Like It” New York 2019, New York, and was finalist/semi finalist of D.I.C.E battle (2024)“Roundz of Flame” (NYC, 2018), Ladies of Hip-Hop (NYC, 2015), and Kings of New York (NYC, 2019), New York City Jack (NYC, 2017). She has also danced in commercials for Credo Beauty, Golden Goose and Metro Boutique. She is a member of the legendary Dance Fusion Family, with whom she performed at Versastyle Festival, Los Angeles, 2019, and at Drom, New York, 2016.

Lauriane’s other passion lies behind the lens. From real estate, corporate events to nightlife and studio photography, she is also the in-house photographer for LayeRhythm. She has worked for Sono Motors and Worksport (Bell ceremony at Nasdaq), The Art of Alignment Academy, CityEvention, Runway7, NY Fashion Week, ElektraModel,, Pepatián, Negusworld, BAAD Theater, Building Shop NYC. She had her photographs published on various websites and newspapers and made her first book cover “Baring unbearable sensualities” by Rosemarie A. Roberts in 2021. Last but not least, she exhibited her work at 92Y and created a digital exhibition on the “Groove” thematic at Mass MoCA Museum as a first part of “Dance within your Dance” showcase with Passion Fruit Dance Co.

IG: loryane_lo  & lauriane_ogay_photography

Class: Hip-Hop & Housedance, Passion Fruit Seeds Repertory

Photo by Still1