Artistic Director of Sugarloaf Performing Arts

LoriLori Zamzow-Wire has been passionate about dance since her early childhood. Lori grew up in Lakeland, Florida where she received much of her early training and teaching experience from Florida Dance Theatre. She pursued her dance aspirations by attending the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis on dance performance.

“Dance is a great preparation for life.
It teaches discipline, balance and concentration.
It builds self-esteem, strength and character.
Dance instruction is beneficial to all,
whether or not they wish to become professional dancers.”

Lori has performed with several professional dance companies including dancing as a soloist for five years with The Georgia Ballet Company. In addition, Lori has extensive teaching and choreography experience. In her teaching career she has organized and started a ballet program at the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta and she is the founding Artistic Director of the non-profit Sugarloaf Ballet company.

After teaching at Sugarloaf Performing Arts as the Ballet Director for several years, Lori purchased the studio in 2004. During the next couple of years Lori started building her vision for the studio. She focused on core skills at the early ages, hired in top instructors and gradually transformed the dance and tumble studio into the academy of arts that it is today. With her vision just started, there will be many more changes and improvements coming to the studio. Lori looks forward to a great new season with an exciting professional staff at Sugarloaf Performing Arts.