We had the good fortune of connecting with lorena kichik and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi lorena, what is the most important factor behind your success?
the most important factor behind my success is i never gave up . keep going dont give on your self. the word NO you will her but dont belive it keep dreaminf and setting goals anything is possible in this world. even when all the odds was agaisnt me .
born in Mexico city , arrived to reseda CA at the age of 6 . grew up in the valley west hills ,canoga park and woodland hills. valley girl . i did not know a sentence of english. but i loved to dance. all my life i heard people say dancer or actress is foolish dream . you will never make any money or future with that. teachers will tell me pick another career. raised by a single mother that wanted the best for her childern . being an artist is not a great idea that comes to mind . my mother her self was astrong women raised 3 childern by her self ,worked and went to college to have a better future . so after high school i knew i had to go to college even if i really did-want to but my mother will not let me just dance. so i juggled dance/actor career and college. i got a BA on liberal arts. Dance ,acting ,choreographing ,teaching pilates,yoga and dance have all been my passion . i guess i just kept going and keep learning a new skill.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
hear what sets you apart from others,
iam very passionate about what ido !!! if its choreographing for an artist i give my 100 percent , or acting in a movie becomeing a character or even teaching fitness like pilates or dance i will give you all my energy
what you are most proud of or excited about.
well i am proud of doing what i love to do !! i have choreographed full concert that was completely sold out in venues like hollwood bowl , staplescenter, madsion square graden, i have danced with artists that i admire like shakira , i have acted a next to some amazing actors . I am proud of my work of the stage like when i teach pilates reformer and dance or yoga , i have seen my clients reach their goals or be pain free and thats amazing feeling
How did you get to where you are today professionally.
hard work determination never giving up . keep going even if alot of doors closes and alot of rejection . keep going and striving .
long hrs of training and studding and practicing
Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges?
not easy nothing ids easy , no one in my family was in the entertainment business they all said i was crazy to dream of an one in a billion chance. but i believed that i ws the one !!!!
Challenges yes but i but i overcame them .
What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way.
becareful who you trust and alwasy belive in your gut. sometimes people only want to be your friends because you have something to offer them.
What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
i want people to know that i girl that had a dream and kept dreaming and keppt going because she belived in her self and work hard to achaive her goal
rena Yahaira Kichik is a (dancer-choreographer-creative director–actress-host) . Artistic Director of Kichik Entertainment , produces distinctive contemporary dance styles. Internationally and regionally renowned for her choreography and teaching abilities. Signed with one of LA’s top dance agencies, Clear Talent group.
Lorena launched her professional career with her first music video for the superstar Luis Miguel.
Since then, Lorena has appeared in numerous films, television shows, award shows, commercials and music videos. Currently in a national tour with Disney called “Disney Junior Dance Party” and “Disney Junior Holiday Party “. Some of the top artists she has danced for are Justin Bieber ,DJ Khaled ,Shakira, PitBull, Far east movement, snoop dog, Luis Miguel, Hilary Duff, Toni Braxton, Stevie Wonder, and Britney Spears. She is also Danced in TV show like “Dancing with Stars “and in addition to her win on the WE channel’s reality show “Dirty Dancing.”
Aside from her work in front of the camera, Lorena works as a choreographer and instructor. Currently Choreographed a world tour for Marco Antonio Solis . Plus a US tour for Paulina Rubio. She has choreographed for shows like “Chuck” on NBC, The LatinBillboards, and “Buena Fortuna” on Telemundo. She has been choreographed tours for artist’s like Chiquis Rivera, Christian Chavez, and pop artist DEV. Also choreographing live tours like Calibash at the Staple Center.
As an instructor she trains pupils of all ages and all experience levels. Some celebrities she has personally trained include Academy Award Winner Penelope Cruz, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Dancing continues to be Lorenas true passion . Certified in Pilates , Yoga and Zumba .
Artists i worked with
Far east movement
Marco Antonio Solís
Los tigers de el Norte
Los tucanes de Tijuana
Black eyed peas
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
ok woodland hills , canoga park area is well i live and i will first take them to breakfast leo & lily will be my spot for breakfast omg the food sooo yummy , then will take them to a hike at victory trail head ,after our hike we will go to lunch at my favorite place in the valley FOLLOW YOUR HEART restaurant and store . after eating the best vegartian and vegan food n you can buy some beautiful gifts and food at their store, i will take them to take my dance class or pilates reformer class , lastly we will go to eat dinner will be brother sushi has the best sushi in the valley .
so a day with me includes great food workout and dance !!!!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
MY shoutout will be for my husband francisco who is my rock & encourages me to follow my dreams keep creating and my mother who took me to dance class with soo little budget but made it happen .