Nikki Lauren: Founder, Director, Producer, Writer
Nikki Lauren created Kill-Her Entertainment in October 2006, after many years of murdering people for other companies. She writes, directs, casts, and designs all the murder/mystery productions for Kill-Her Entertainment. She studied at Shenandoah Conservatory and HB Studios and has numerous stage, television and film credits. She began her professional career as a recording artist with a Top 40 Billboard Dance record titled “Again & Again” and is dedicated to maintaining music as an essential part of Kill-Her Entertainment.
Nikki is a founding member of the Staten Island Playwright’s Collective, as well as the current Teaching Artist for The Sundog Theatre Company. Nikki won the Staten Island Advance 2007 Awe Award for Best Actress on Staten Island. NY & LA International Film Festival Award for 2007 Best Comedy Short For “It All Starts with The Script/Seems Like Old Times” Directing credits include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “The Lion in winter”, “Crimes of the Heart”, and “Cobb”. Acting Credits include Blood Brothers (Mrs. Johnstone), Oliver (Nancy), Cabaret (Sally Bowles) Guys & Dolls (Adelaide), Noises Off (Dotty), Bad Dates, (Haley, solo performance) and the title role in Evita.
Jodi Garda: Production Manager
Ms. Garda has 20 years theatrical production experience. She was a member of Actors Harbor Theatre and the Snug Harbor Performing Arts Dept.at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island. As a producer, her credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cabaret, The Taming of the Shrew and The Irish and How They Got that way. Aside from the very many varied things Ms. Garda does for KHE, she is the company photographer and house manager.
Jon Reinhart: Sound Design
John (Jay) Reinhart, and the JR production team, have been engineering sound, lighting, and special effects as well as co-producing many events with Kill-Her Entertainment since it began in 2006. Past Production credits include an oldies concert series called The Solid Gold Super Shows which played at The Nassau Coliseum, The Felt Forum & The Beacon Theater and featured recording artists of the 50’s & 60’s including The Righteous Brothers, Ben E. King, The Drifters, and The Duprees just to name a few. Later in 1999, Jay produced at the Continental Airlines Arena featuring Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Jefferson Starship, Survivor and Loverboy.
As a performer Jay appeared with his band several times on Don K. Reed’s Doowop Shop on WCBS-FM and composed several jingles for The Big Show on WPLJ. He continues to lend his vocal talents to many Kill-Her Entertainment productions as well as performing with the musical groups London Fogg and City Lights.
Kimberly Cantoni: Choreographer
Kimberly Cantoni has been a company member and the resident choreographer of Kill-Her Entertainment since 2009.
Kimberly is a sports personality and cheer/dance/fitness expert based in New York City. She has made television appearances on Fox News Channel, ESPN, ABC, CBS, PIX11, NY1, Spectrum News, Fox 23 and was featured on The Daily Mail: Femail.
Currently, Kimberly is the host and announcer for the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series under Feld Entertainment. She interviews the athletes, sponsors and fans as well as provides color commentary and play-by-plays during live events.
As a die-hard Jets fan, Kimberly’s dream to become a professional dancer came true when she became a New York Jets Flight Crew Cheerleader. She has been an NFL Cheerleader for five seasons. Kimberly was a two-time Group Leader and voted Veteran of the Year by her teammates. She was a member of the prestigious JFC Show Team, a group of technically trained dancers who perform the preshow before all Jets home games and make numerous media appearances. Kimberly’s biggest honor was being selected for the 2018 Pro Bowl as an all-star cheerleader for the New York Jets.
Known as a standout performer, Kimberly is an accomplished dancer, choreographer and producer. She has had the opportunity to dance for Jordan Fisher, WilldaBeast Adams, and Janelle Ginestra. She was the Executive Producer of the Miss New York Pageant for four years where she oversaw, directed, choreographed and produced the production of the preliminary and final night competitions.