MEET OUR DIRECTORS
Welcome to the studio! We can't believe we're in our 15th season of dance. We're so excited to share our passion of dance with the community!
Teaches: Tap, Hip Hop, and Funky Boys
Robert has had a very exciting dance career. He has trained in all disciplines of dance at some of the most distinguished studios in North America. Professional credits include: 42nd Street, Big the Musical, West Side Story, Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, King and I, Beauty and the Beast, Good News, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins (Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg, MB.) Annie, Crazy for You, New York New York, Thoroughly Modern Millie (DDP Calgary, AB), Dancing on board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Robert has also been seen on stage opening for the Sean Paul concert and the Jabbawockeez as well as, choreographing and dancing for two time Grammy nominated Hip Hop Star Fresh I.E. Film Credits include: Shall We Dance (Miramax), Make It Happen (Mayhem Project). Robert was the co-director of both Saturday and Vision (Circuit Performing Arts Company.) His choreography has been featured in the Gilbert and Sullivan production of H.M.S. Pinafore, Camp Rock The Musical (DDP Calgary), and most recently The Addams Family (Dry Cold Productions). Robert was a consultant for the reality tv show Canadas Got Talent and has also choreographed for the Canadian National Hip Hop and Tap Teams which compete at the World Championships.
Teaches: Jazz and Lyrical/Contemporary
Lori has adored dance since her first class at the age of 3. Since that time she has trained extensively in all disciplines across North America and the world. This also includes her time as a competitive gymnast and she is now a certified gymnastics instructor. Lori has enjoyed a professional dance career which includes performing on board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, touring North America with The Big Comfy Couch (Koba Entertainment), dancing for Disney Canada, Harley Davidson, and Grammy nominated artist Fresh I.E, Modelling for a nationwide print campaign for Ford Motors, many productions for Rainbow Stage (Beauty and the Beast, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and more) and countless industrials. Selected film credits include: Hellcats (CW), Shall we Dance (Miramax), Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (Space).
14 years ago Lori co-founded Kickit Dance Studio in Winnipeg, MB.
Kickit now has two locations and has been voted the Top Dance Studio
in Winnipeg 6 years in a row. Lori’s choreography has been recognized
at countless competitions and events throughout the world. This
includes her 4 times as co-choreographer for the Canadian National Tap
Teams where her pieces won countless medals, podiumed many times
and became World Champions. Lori has enjoyed judging throughout
Canada and Europe and has completed her Judging Certification through IDO (International Dance Organization). She is a dedicated teacher and mentor who enjoys nothing more than sharing her passion for dance with her beloved Kickit students.
Lisa was asked to be a part of the Kickit team, working in the areas of finance and marketing when it first opened its doors in 2005. She has played an integral part in helping the company grow into what it has become today and is grateful that she is a part of the studio. Lisa studied at the University of Manitoba, graduating with her Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in Marketing. Upon graduation she was hired on by Xerox Canada as a sales representative. After Xerox, she joined Powerland Computers as a Corporate Sales Representative where she worked for five years. Although Lisa came to Kickit with a financial background, it wasn’t long before she decided to put on some dancing shoes and venture into an unknown area of her life! She joined the adult tap Team at Kickit and in 2010 competed at the IDO World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany, representing Team Canada. Her passion for dance is also seen in her four children Arabella, Juliana, Marcus, and Christopher who dance competitively at the studio. With the support of her husband Derek, Lisa is thrilled that she gets to work with such a fabulous team of teachers.
Pili, as he’s known in the performing arts/dance community is proud to be a part of the Kickit Family. Pili has had the opportunity to dance and participate in workshops across North America including cities such as Winnipeg, Toronto, Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Sydney, Australia. He continues to keep up to date with his training in hip hop at the Monsters of Hip Hop Dance conventions, learning from the industries top choreographers. Professional credits include: 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Fame: the Musical, West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2003 & 2010), The King and I, Miss Saigon, and the Wizard of Oz (Rainbow Stage). My Fair Lady (RMTC). Film/Television credits include: Shall We Dance (Miramax), One Last Dance (Without Word, Inc.), 2030 C.E. (YTV), Adventures of Shirley Holmes (YTV). Pili has performed on stage in opening acts for Sean Paul and the Jabbawockeez, dancing for two time Grammy nominated Hip Hop artist Fresh I.E., and as a back up dancer for Filipino pop stars Martin Nivera and Vina Morales. He was also a member of the Canadian National Hip Hop Team which competed in Bremen, Germany at the World Hip Hop Championships. Pili is absolutely thrilled to be able to share his passion for dance and is looking forward to another amazing year.