Lori Brizzi

Voted "Person of the Year", two years in a row by the readers of DanceTalk, the country's largest newsletter for hustle dancing, Lori started teaching when she became hooked on the hustle and social dancing. She then branched off to all different styles of partner dance.

Lori has won numerous dance championships in International Latin, Theater Arts, and Cabaret, and is a 2 time winner of the Zacharay's Dance Contest. She was a featured performer of such prestigious dance companies as American Ballroom Theater and Swing Dance America. She has performed at Lincoln Center, the Rainbow Room, the Copacabana, Latin Quarter, and other NYC night clubs. She has also made numerous TV and movie appearances.

Lori has taught and performed all over the world: in Germany, for Club Med, on Norwegian, Carnival, Holland America, Royal Carribbean and Costa cruise lines. A well known judge and workshop teacher, Lori participates in the IHSC, World Hustle Dance Championships, Disco America, Mad Jam and the Puerto Rico Hustle and Salsa dance events as a workshop instructor and judge.

A renewed love of Hustle inspired her to start a monthly NYC dance party, Millennium Hustle, featuring Hustle, Salsa, and West Coast Swing and now Ballroom dancing. Because of its popularity, the party is now held in different locations throughout NYC and Long Island on Friday and Saturday nights.

As an event director of the popular national dance event, The New York Hustle Congress, she is looking forward to her 7th Labor Day weekend at the New Yorker Hotel. (www.nyhustlecongress.com)