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 Ballet, www.austincommunityballet.org