Lori started teaching when she became hooked on the Hustle and social dancing. She then branched off to all different styles of partner dance. She has won numerous dance championships in International Latin, Theater Arts, and Cabaret divisions, and is a two time winner of the Zacharay's Dance Contest. She was a featured performer of such prestigious dance companies as American Ballroom Theater and Swing Dance America.
She has performed at Lincoln Center, the Rainbow Room, the Copacabana, Latin Quarter, and other NYC night clubs. She has also made numerous TV and movie appearances. Lori has taught and performed all over the world: in Germany, for Club Med, on Norwegian, Carnival, and Holland America cruise lines. A well known judge and workshop teacher, Lori participates in the IHSC and the World Hustle Dance Championships and is the event organizer and Director for the N.Y. Hustle Congress, N.Y. largest "Hustle" only event that will be three years old in 2007.
American Ballroom Theater
A renewed love of Hustle inspired her to start a monthly NYC dance party, Millennium Hustle, featuring Hustle, Salsa, and West Coast Swing. Because of its popularity, the party is now held in three different locations on the first, second, and third Saturdays of every month and was recently filmed by the History Channel as part of the show "Our Generation" a retrospect of the Baby Boomer Generation and the Days of Disco.