Lori started dancing at age 12 and has been dancing ever since. After graduating high school in 2001, Lori attended Slippery Rock University. As a dance major, she graduated in 2005 with a BA in dance. Following college, Lori moved to Sarasota, Fl where she taught dance and performed in Community Theatre productions. She was cast as a featured dancer/swing in many productions including "Fame, The Musical" "Chicago" "Funny Girl" and "Grand Hotel." Lori was given the honor of dance captain in "Jekyll and Hyde" "Miss Siagon" and "Got A Minute?" (a fundraising event for breast cancer). After a few years of performing and teaching, Lori moved back home to work at Seton Hill. Since starting in 2008, she has directed and choreographed several dance productions including original ballets. She still performs on occasion, last being seen performing for the Jazz Dance World Congress at the Byham Theatre in a piece entitled "Contrarily We Roll Along" choreographed by Kelsey Brikis.
Although she loved performing, teaching ballet, musical theatre, modern, and children's dance is what Lori loves. She hopes to continue to inspire young dancers live up to their fullest potential and reach any dream they may have and gain confidence and self assurance through dance and performing.