Lori has been dancing since she was 8 years old, beginning her training with Tiffany Turner Edwards at Dance Techniques in Garland, TX. From there she became actively involved in drill/dance team, serving as lieutenant on the Junior Varsity drill team as a freshman, a member of the Varsity team her sophomore – senior years and serving as Captain of the Varsity team her senior year. In addition, she earned All American dance team honors from ADTS both in junior high and her high school years, earning the honor to perform in the halftime show at the Freedom Bowl . While earning a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University, Lori took a break from dance to focus on her studies. After college, she returned to the studio, focusing her training in modern, lyrical and ballet and training primarily with Kathleen Lobue of Sugar Land Dance Center for the next 8 years. She danced with and choreographed for Sugar Creek Dance Company for 10 years, transitioning to Artistic Director before moving to Pittsburgh. Once in Pittsburgh, she had the privilege to teach for Bella School of Dance for 5 years as well as dance with and choreograph for the dance ministry at Northway Christian Community both in weekly services and large productions. While in Pittsburgh, Lori continued her training with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Point Park University. On her return to Houston, Lori began working with the Fierce Factory Dance team and is in her 3rd year with the team.
In addition to dance, Lori is also an AFAA certified Group Exercise Instructor and is certified to teach Zumba, PiYo, BootyBarre, LifeBarre, and Pound and is currently teaching at LifeTime Fitness.
Lori is married to Mike and is the proud Mom of Brandon and Whitney.