According to Jani's biological mother each one of her handcrafted dolls had a spirit. Playing with her mother's original creations laid the foundation for a career in puppetry and her ability to "bring them to life". Jani was also fortunate to be chosen for a T.V puppetry training program offered in Toronto by the late Jim Henson during the early 1980's.
Starting as a background performer Jani soon worked her way up to lead roles with Grannie on the Mr. Dress-Up Show, Sasha on Prairie Berrie Pie, Seeka on Wumpa's World (Gemini Award) and Pa Foley on the award winning children's series Big Comfy Couch. "Puppetry is a physically challenging skill which is hugely rewarding" says Lauzon. "I will never forget the first time I got fan mail for Grannie. Those are the kind of rewards that put life in a great perspective".