Ms. Lawson is a classically trained ballet dancer who received her education from various dance masters in the Los Angeles area and in Europe. She began her training with her mother, Anita King, and continued with such formidable artists such as Nana Gollner, Hector Zaraspe and Tatiana Riabouchinska-Lichine. While living in France she trained and performed with Solange Golovine and Rosella Hightower. Ms. Lawson was a member of Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Diego Ballet and Long Beach Ballet. Ms. Lawson has her own studio in Los Angeles and has been on faculty at LACHSA since 2006. She has worked extensively in film and television, both as performer and choreographer and is much sought after as a private instructor and coach. Her students have been recipients of awards and scholarships from the Julliard School, the Princess Grace Foundation as well as I.B.C. and Y.A.G.P. and many have gone on to dance in companies here and in Europe.