Dorothy is in her third year on faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin.   In addition to a lifetime of teaching dance, she is also a certified trainer of Gyrotonic™, Gyrokinesis™, and a Guild Certified Feldenkrais™ Practitioner.   In a recent article in Alcalde Magazine, the official publication of the Texas Exes, Dorothy discusses the physical and mental benefits of Gyrokinesis™. 

When teaching ballet, Dorothy seeks to separate its technique from its culture.  In deliberate contrast to the elitism and body-type discrimination rampant in the ballet world, Dorothy emphasizes the rigor, athleticism, precision, and musicality of classical ballet technique while consciously creating a warm, collaborative, and egalitarian atmosphere.

Teaching at Austin Community Balletwww.austincommunityballet.org

  Spring 2015 Advanced Ballet Technique - BFA Dance majors, University of Texas at Austin

Spring 2015 Advanced Ballet Technique - BFA Dance majors, University of Texas at Austin

As an alumnus of Austin Montessori School, I was invited to give a workshop on a topic of my choice. After discussing the history and context of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, we explored some choreography...