Britta LazengaBritta Lazenga was born in Milwaukee and was raised in Minnesota. She began her early dance training in Pittsburgh and later moved back to Minneapolis where she studied under Bonnie Mathis. She attended the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida, where she graduated in 2000.

Britta was chosen as one of the first Arpino Apprentices of the Joffrey Ballet in 2000 and became a full company member in 2001. While with the Joffrey Ballet, Britta performed principal roles in The Nutcracker (Snow Queen), White Widow (White Widow), and Untitled. Her soloist roles include A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia), Light Rain, A Wedding Bouquet (Josephine), Apollo (Leto), Romeo and Juliet (Rosalind) and "Waltz of the Flowers" in The Nutcracker (Pansy). She also appeared in Robert Altman's 2003 film, The Company (and appears on the cover of the DVD with Neve Campbell).

In 2007, Britta won the role of Penny in the North American premiere production of Dirty Dancing in Toronto. Performing to accolades, she was a nominee for a Dora Mavor Moore Award - celebrating excellence in Toronto's performing arts community - in the category "Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Principal Role - Musical."

In July, 2008, it was announced that Britta would leave the Toronto cast to bring the role of Penny to the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago for the U.S. premiere of Dirty Dancing. She has continued to receive rave reviews for her performance.

In her spare time, Britta enjoys reading, cooking, yoga, traveling, karaoke, watching sports, and spending time with her friends.