Lucinda Dickey

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Lucinda Dickey
Lucinda Marie Henninger

(1960-08-14) August 14, 1960 (age 59)
Other namesLucinda Piligian
EducationKansas State University
Roland Dupree Dance Academy
Years active1982–1990
Spouse(s)Halley Dickey (divorced)
Craig Piligian (m. 1990)

Lucinda Dickey (born Lucinda Marie Henninger; August 14, 1960) is an American former dancer and actress.[1] She is best known for her leading role in the film Breakin' (1984) and its sequel Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984).

Early life[edit]

Dickey was born and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas, where at the age of four, she began dancing. While attending college at Kansas State University, she majored in dance and competed in the Miss Kansas pageant, where she won the talent division and finished third runner-up.[citation needed]


After college, Dickey moved to Los Angeles and won a dance scholarship with the Roland DuPree Dance Academy. After 10 months, she auditioned for the movie Grease 2, winning a role as one of the film's lead dancers. That same year (1982) she landed a stint as a dancer on Solid Gold.[episode needed]

Her first leading role was in Ninja III: The Domination Shooting for Ninja II took place in 1983. In 1984, Dickey appeared in the role of jazz dancer turned breakdancer Kelly in Breakin', followed by the sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, then followed by the horror flick Cheerleader Camp, in 1987.

Dickey's last onscreen acting role was in the 1990 Perry Mason television movie, Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter.

She appeared as a dance judge on TLC's 2008 series Master Of Dance.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Dickey retired from acting in 1990, and lives in California with her husband, Craig Piligian, a co-executive producer of the reality TV game show Survivor.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Lucinda Dickey Fact Page
  2. ^ "Master of Dance". Retrieved 2014-01-11.

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