All That Jazz Dance Studio
All That Jazz Dance Studio II
Lori has been dancing for over 45 years. She has trained in all genres of dance including lyrical jazz, commercial jazz, contemporary jazz, modern jazz, ballet, tap, musical theater and acrobatics. She continues to take classes at every opportunity that arises.
Growing up she was a competitive dancer performing all styles of dance. At the age of 16, she began performing in local shows and original musicals, by the age of 20 she joined a professional dance team while she continued to train and compete. She was a selected dancer for the United States Basketball League team New Haven franchise and a member of a Silver Medal national winning tap team. Lori was also Dance Masters of America Junior Miss Dance of Connecticut and a first runner up for Dance Masters of America Miss Dance of Connecticut.
Lori has trained with master teachers and choreographers from all over the country and danced in televised specials, opening acts for local vocal artists as well as singer Cece Peniston. She has been invited to judge local beauty pageants and dance competitions. Lori has also coached competitive cheerleading and was awarded the State Choreography Award and her team advanced and won a state title.
After many years of performing Lori began teaching in numerous dance studios in the New Haven area before deciding on opening her own studio. Her dance students have won competitive awards, awarded dance scholarships for college dance departments and have gone on to dance professionally in regional and national theaters and on cruise lines. She has mentored many students who have gone on to have successful dance teaching careers.
Lori continues to put her heart into making her passion of teaching dance a success. She has run a successful dance studio for 25 years with a business partner while continuing to follow her dream. This year she is excited to announce an expansion of All That Jazz Dance Studio and will open an additional location in Guilford this fall.
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