I am a mover, dancer, teacher, performer, choreographer, improvisor, collaborator...


Browse your way through this site to learn more and to find out how you can step into the dance with me!


(Oh, and I'm also a wedding and lifecycle officiant.  Head over to Threshold Officiant to learn more about how I can help you mark important moments in your life.)

Dance! Get fit! Have fun!  

Find out more about

Nia classes with Lainie.

Come prepared to move and be moved.  It's a workout for body, mind, emotions and spirit.  



In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, classes are limited during the Covid pandemic. 


Please visit the Nia or Events page for

current schedules and Pop-Up classes.


Or take a look at my VIDEO page, or check out niatv to keep dancing in your home. 

We may be physically distanced, but we are still together in dance!

strengthen                      move

                       heal               chaNge  


          sense                             feel



                 learn                      b r e a t h e          

           express                   BE            SHARE     

                                                          risk                            accept                       create               soften



Not only do I love to teach, sometimes I get to perform too!  Take a look at what my company, PushPULL Dance, is up to.  

Click here for details.

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Experience the unified beat of

mind, emotions, body and spirit.  

Understand your own nature.  

Realize your own potential.




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I acknowledge with humility and respect that I am an uninvited guest/settler on the land in which I live and work ~ the territory of the Anishinaabe, Mississauga and Haudenosaunee peoples. I acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. This territory is the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.  I recognise the enduring presence of all First Nations, MΓ©tis and Inuit peoples.