Lori started her dance career in ballet and excelled for many years. She did gymnastics as well, competing with a college team. Lori took her first jazz class when she was fourteen years old and discovered her calling. Lori competed and performed with a local studio keeping up on her jazz and ballet technique. As an adult, Lori aspired to be a “professional” dancer and moved to Las Vegas where she performed for two years. Upon her return to Phoenix, she began a serious teaching career and realized that was where she wanted to be.
Opening The Dance Connection in 1984, Lori put her talents to work to become a well known, award winning choreographer. Lori resides in Gilbert, Arizona with her two children, Savannah and Sierra.