Facilities Manager | Youth Classes, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro
Donna joined the Dance Connection staff in 1992. Her dance training and teaching experience consists of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pointe and Hip Hop. Donna spent many years involved in multiple Long Island theaters performing in shows such as “Sweet Charity”, “Guys and Dolls”, and “Chicago”. She also spent 2 years as an apprentice with the Martha Meredith Dance Co., and auditioned for the world famous Radio City Rockettes. Donna is currently one of our recital and competition company teachers and has choreographed regional and national award winning dances. She has danced and choreographed for performances in Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, and with world renowned choreographers and dancers. Donna has enjoyed dancing for almost 40 years and teaching for over 33 years. Donna continues to educate herself with teacher workshops, books and seminars to stay current and fresh for her students to receive the most up to date styles and training. Donna is a proud member of IADMS, The International Assoc for Dance Medicine and Science which provides teachers and other professionals in the field with expertise on stretching, injury prevention, nutrition, hyper mobility, and more. She is thrilled to have shared most of her life with her DC family! She is a wife to her husband Tommy, mother to a former DC teacher/dancer, Miss Brooke-Ashley, and her furry baby, Miya, and step-mother to Kayla!