Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lori trained in the Vaganova method of ballet under the direction of Maxim Ponomarenko through high school. Upon entering Muhlenberg College’s Dance program, Lori went on to expand her dance repertoire to include jazz, contemporary. She continues to train with the Washington Ballet, Joy of Motion Dance Center, Broadway Dance Center, STEPS, and Millennium Dance. Lori currently teaches throughout the DMV area and her unique combination of classical ballet technique and artistry allows dancers to explore the alignment, beauty and strength of movement. Lori holds a Masters in Public Policy from The George Washington University and Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and with a minor in Dance from Muhlenberg College.